Monthly Archives: March 2011

6 months

6 months ago today I became a mother. 6 months ago today, my first born son died.  This upcoming date has been on my mind for quite some time.  And although there has been a tremendous amount of other stuff … Continue reading

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Rollercoasters and first dates

I dislike them both – rollercoasters and first dates.  And yet, the path to adoption feels so much like both of those rolled into one, that perhaps I need to find a new appreciation for them. I think the rollercoaster feeling comes … Continue reading

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Not a consolation prize

I recently was following a discussion where adoption was referred to (by someone not in the adoption community) as a “consolation prize” or a plan B.  And even in adoption circles, I have sometimes sensed a feeling that there is some pride … Continue reading

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Coffee…how I missed you.

My husband is in shock.  We’ve been together for 13 years, and in that entire time, I stayed away from coffee.  It was part of the plan for being healthy and preparing to be pregnant.  That, and the fact that … Continue reading

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Approved!

It is official, just this morning I learned that our adoption home study was approved on March 1st.   We are officially approved to adopt an infant here in the US.  Now, we continue the wait for the match – for … Continue reading

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