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Our Adoption Timeline

2/19/2013- Attended an Information session and met our social worker.

3/11/2013-Signed contract with our Agency.

11/25/2013-Finished HomeStudy.

11/29/2013-Mailed out our first Immigration Application.

12/23/2013-Mailed out fingerprints for FBI Clearances. 161 more words

Our Family

Interview With Korean Adoptee Soojung Jo, Author of "Ghost of Sangju"

“When I reunited with my Korean family, and finally learned the whole truth from Omma’s letter, it was like an implosion for me. There wasn’t so much a motivation as a need greater than breathing. 1,504 more words

Adoptive Parents

Ethiopia: If Adoptions Decline, What Happens to the Children?

What happens to the children when a country cuts back significantly on adoption?

Last week, the US State Department issued an update about adoption from Ethiopia… 973 more words


A Perfect Mother's Day Gift: The Day My Son Was Born

Today I received the best present, next to having my son home.  The gift was exactly what I needed in an unending adoption process.  It was peace.   725 more words


Another Childless Mother's Day

I don’t know if you have the same dilemma of losing your husband in a large box store as I do, but it can be downright ridiculous.   438 more words


Being "Home," Being Adopted, Being Lemn Sissay

In the journey to and from home, there are many intersections, places where 2 or more roads meet. When you are expecting a delivery to your home, what do they ask you? 545 more words


Orphan Hosting Programs: Giving Hope or Creating Trauma?

Programs which host orphans for a brief, fun visit to the US have been around for at least 15 years. They are one of those efforts that often seem wonderful, but are in fact much more complicated than they might appear initially. 1,434 more words

Adoptive Parents