Tomorrow!

Last night I tossed and turned, my new normal. Since a kiddo brought home head lice this week (our first time… aren’t we so lucky?) I spent the night, in part, itching at imaginary (I hope!) lice and in part realizing that in just a few short days I will be holding our little girl…

Packing for your International Adoption pick up trip

I am by no means an expert here, so read ahead with that warning in mind. I will update when we get home on whether my best guesses were successful. However, this post is the result of searching online for such a list and coming up empty handed, so I thought I would make my…

Being anti-adoption on world adoption day

Today is world adoption day and as someone who has just this week completed an adoption half way across the world, I am even more excited than the previous four year to participate. But, I am sad, too. I am sad for every instance that adoption is necessary. I am sad for every infant separated…

the morning after & rose mimosas

I cried so much yesterday that my eyes are perma shut. I cried because I was scared and then I cried because I was overjoyed and then I cried because I was humbled and then I cried because I was… very sleepy. ha. Today is a new day. Today is back to things to do,…

In the morning

Last night I was painfully, acutely aware of the magnitude of these dark hours. When the sun rose, it would be afternoon in Eastern Europe. A judge would sit at their bench and review our file, our little one’s file, and it would be up to them to decide if we could call her “daughter.”…

Ten days until forever!

When we returned from Europe, I sat down and went through our agency’s “B adoption guide” or ‘BAG’ page by page and made a list of the next steps.  These steps are not self explanatory because they have weird names like “article 5” and seemingly arbitrary time lines, so I wanted to be sure that…

Adoption update

All day, every day a few things happen. 1: I check my email 2: I miss my baby 3: people ask “What’s the latest?” How lucky are we, you guys? Our village is so, so invested in this little, precious, magical girl. I am beside myself when I think of the joy she will bring…