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Day 4 – 25 Days of Gratitude

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25 Days of Gratitude

It is officially December 1st and the official start to the holiday season.  Every year around this time, I begin to reflect on the last year and all of the great things that have happened. 2015 was a very good … Continue reading

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November- National Adoption Month

This is the first year that I have become aware of National Adoption Month.  In the past, November was the simply the month leading up to Christmas, the month to remember our Veterans… and now November has a special significance … Continue reading

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Managing the Achiever in Me

Yesterday we finished the last home study meeting.  This one took place in our home, and lasted the morning.  R’s Dad was met with for a one on one, as he will be living in the house and therefore must undergo … Continue reading

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Crying on the street? No, there is something in my eye…

I’m currently in Toronto on business and took some time last night to wander the village. Tourist shot   As per usual it was all a buzz with action, people and the like. I like to get away and immerse … Continue reading

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Just Keep Swimming!

We have been moving along steadily in the Home Study process, truth be told, I am loving it.  Yes you read that correctly.  Prior to starting our adoption journey the Home Study was the part of the process that I … Continue reading

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First Home Study Meeting Down, Two to Go

Another step checked off our list! On Tuesday we had our first in-depth home study meeting.  We had read a lot about home studies, and about the SAFE home study process, but none of the information on the websites truly articulated … Continue reading

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Things People Say…

We know that once we are parents there will be many questions, and even more so from strangers. As a same-sex couple I expect to hear comments when I’m out with my baby like “They must look like their mother” … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name?

An iconic quote from Romeo and Juliet, but is it true when it comes to naming your baby? I will admit that I have been compiling potential baby names for years.  A little premature? Maybe.  However, I think the name you … Continue reading

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And the Marathon Begins…

Just over a week to go to start our Homestudy.  I’m actually really excited.  Initially I think everyone has some reservations or worry about the Homestudy component of the adoption process.  It involves a series of meetings with a social … Continue reading

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