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Follow Up to Gender Selection

Follow Up to Gender Selection

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on September 28, 2010. Republished here with permission. On Friday, I wrote the post Gender Selection. Ironically, on Saturday, I received an email message from Pact: … after thoughtful consideration Pact  is no longer working with families who are only open to adopting one gender of child and … Continue reading

Gender Selection

Gender Selection

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on September 24, 2010. Republished here with permission. My best friend Penny remembers that I used to talk about adoption back in high school. She remembers me saying that I was going to have a girl first – part of choosing adoption meant that I could choose the … Continue reading

Open Adoption Roundtable #19: Open Adoption Is About…

Open Adoption Roundtable #19: Open Adoption Is About…

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on September 15, 2010. Republished here with permission. The Open Adoption Roundtable is a series of occasional writing prompts about open adoption. It’s designed to showcase of the diversity of thought and experience in the open adoption community. The prompt for round 19 comes from Heather at Production, Not Reproduction: … Continue reading

Now All We Need Is the Baby

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on September 9, 2010. Republished here with permission. We were matched with Jack’s birthmother at the same time that my friend Annemarie was cleaning out her storage. She had a 2-year old girl, and we knew S was having a boy, but she still gave us all of … Continue reading

Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on September 8, 2010. Republished here with permission. I’m not sure where I first heard about the documentary Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy. I knew it was going to be on PBS, and Heather at Production, Not Reproduction posted the day it was to air, August … Continue reading

Starting an Adoption Profile Scrapbook

Starting an Adoption Profile Scrapbook

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on August 30, 2010. Republished here with permission. The Adoption Profile Scrapbook is one of those things about adoption that you either love or hate. You have to create a book that “sells” your family to expectant parents. You want it to communicate all that is good and … Continue reading

Home Study Visit

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on August 17, 2010. Republished here with permission. Sorry I’ve been MIA for the past week. In addition to a software release at my day job, we were preparing for our first home study visit. A lot of new prospective adoptive parents freak out at the thought of … Continue reading

Live Scan & FBI Clearance

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on June 21, 2010. Republished here with permission. According to our home study agency: As of September 2008, it is required that every prospective adoptive parent and any adult family member/co-habitant, obtain an FBI clearance, in addition to the Department of Justice (DOJ) / Child Abuse Clearance. To … Continue reading

Character References, Round Two

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on June 2, 2010. Republished here with permission. Last year, I wrote a post about character references. Regardless of which type of adoption you choose, you’re going to have to have some people vouch for you. As before, this time we have to have six people (or couples) … Continue reading

Getting to Know You

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on May 21, 2010. Republished here with permission. This week, hot on the heels of attending an orientation meeting for the facilitator we’re going to sign with, I decided to do their “Getting to Know You” adoptive parent questionnaire. Each parent has to fill out his or her … Continue reading