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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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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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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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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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It’s a New Day…

To say that our two-day education session was an emotional rollercoaster would be an understatement.  We learned a lot, cried a bit and experienced a bit of a reality check.  We had several speakers that shared their adoption stories, which was … Continue reading

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We Are Now Pronounced.. Mr. & Mr.!

On May 23, 2015 I officially married the love of my life and best friend of 11 years. We chose to have a very small ceremony that we hosted in our home.  We made this decison, as our intention was to … Continue reading

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Shot Gun Wedding is Well Underway..

It has been a whirlwind two weeks since my last post.  Where has the time gone?  I feel like I have been neglecting my updates! Since we last spoke, I have basically finished organizing the entire wedding and marriage licence … Continue reading

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Let’s Make It Official

We have made a decision, that we feel will be best for our application process.  We are going to expedite our marriage, so that we can include our marriage certificate in our application. Originally our thought was that it would … Continue reading

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You Want Thingamabobs? I’ve Got Twenty!

We are in the midst of writing our Dear Birth Mom letter, sorting through photos and all of the other things you do to create the “right package”.  While doing so, I have come to realize that this letter.. this package.. these photos are … Continue reading

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