Category Archives: open adoption, adoptive parent, adoption

Some upsetting news

So. On Tuesday the DNA results came back for Will’s paternity. The man who we thought was his birth father is not his father. We are all in shock. We have bonded with this guy and his family. His mother stitched a quilt … Continue reading

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Wow! Time flies with a newborn in your life!

It has been so long since I have written. I am so sorry! Anyway, Our precious son was born on June 19, 2013. We got the call about 10:30 that morning. Our daughter and I were at a friends house … Continue reading

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Just something that has been on my mind today…

So, with the birth coming any day now, I have had birth parents on my mind a lot today. Here is what has been running through my thoughts as a kind of “letter to my children’s birth Parents”… I don’t know … Continue reading

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Counting down the days!

It has been a very busy few weeks! Our daughters last week of school. Last minute appointments to get out of the way before school is out and baby arrives. But… we are finally completely ready for our little man to … Continue reading

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Birth Plan

So, I got the birth plan today. Birth Mom does not want us in the room with her at all for the birth. I am incredibly sad. We were so lucky to be able to be there to see our … Continue reading

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Back from vacation!

Well, we are officially returned from Mexico. It didn’t start out, or end very well, but the middle was quite nice. Our daughter was diagnosed with pneumonia three days before the trip, so she felt yucky for about the first … Continue reading

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Much needed vacation…

Tomorrow morning, early, we leave for our trip! I am looking forward to a few days of relaxation with the two people I love most in the world… my sweet husband and our beautiful daughter. Although family vacations are rarely … Continue reading

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Finally, something to look forward to

Adoption of any kind is a huge lesson in learning to let go of what you cannot control and taking control of what you can. I am terrible at this. People tell me that I am a bit OCD and … Continue reading

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One more thing…

Also, I have decided that I will be getting one, 90-minute massage per week until the baby is born. And as many as possible after that until the adoption is finalized. My poor neck/back simply cannot take the constant stress! … Continue reading

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Stress, stress and more stress

Okay, so not much to report this week. I guess Birth Mom and Birth Dad have already signed some paperwork regarding their intent to relinquish the child. SO, that is something. But it really doesn’t mean much, because they can still … Continue reading

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