Tripped across this article tonight and thought it was worth passing along. From Internet Monk: “The Terror of Faith”
Archive for July, 2010
July 29th is the twins’ birth mom’s birthday. I don’t know her, never got to meet her, only have two pictures of her – one with each twin at their DNA tests during the adoption process. But I do know her birthdate, the town in which she was born, and the reasons she gave for placing the twins with us. I’m happy to answer the boys’ questions any time, of course, but it occurred to me last year that if I set up a time to celebrate her, it communicates to them that they are free to ask and wonder and want to see her again.
And so in our household, we celebrate P’s birthday.
Since we’ve hit a lull in our home projects (I think of it as the eye of the “just wait till the kitchen cabinets come and we have THAT to do” storm), I’ve been trying to get to the pool every afternoon. Want to 1) justify the membership dues, and 2) keep the boys progressing in the water.
Our first summer with them, they were terrified of getting IN (they “came with” an enormous water phobia when we adopted them), so we spent a lot of time on the stairs at first.
Getting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Approval to Bring An Adopted Child into the U.S. from a Hague CountryAuthor: Kim
I got a long-awaited piece of paper in the mail yesterday – our appointment date for our next fingerprinting appointment with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
I checked in with our adoption agency today (All Blessings International - in-process of converting from it’s original name: Kentucky Adoption Services), and we have tiny good news! Our file has [FINALLY!] worked it’s way through the Oficina Para las Adopciones (OPA… “The Office for Adoptions” in English) and is eligible for consideration at the next Reunion Conjunta (Joint Meeting) at the Procuraduria’s (Attorney General’s) office.
Now having thrown all those terms out there, what does it mean? Read the rest of this entry
I wrote a month ago about my first Hispanic baby shower. (And then went virtually blog-silent … home renovations have consumed almost all my time – sorry!)
Well last night after our service, the Hispanic church headed over to visit Manuel, Ana, big sister Nicole, Tío (Uncle) Noe and the new baby, Alisson. What a cutie!
Her middle name is Sohat (pronounced “soe-ahht,” the “h” is silent) which means “joy” or “blessing.” Which, of course, the whole experience of getting to be friends with her family has been for me and mine!