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To make a long story short, Cassie found the notebook that I used to keep random notes in 2005. It includes lists of boys and girls names that I liked. I thought I’d share them here because it amuses me to do so. Crossed out names are names that Max vetoed. Names in parentheses were … Continue reading

Open Adoption Roundtable #45: Open Adoption and Time

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. We’re up to Open Adoption Roundtable #45.  Write about open adoption and time.  This actually dovetails nicely into a post I already had planned; a post I was … Continue reading

I’m Ambivalent About Lil Snee & AdoptLink

We were matched with Cassie’s birthmother through Lil Snee’s facilitation service, AdoptLink. Lil maintains an Available Adoption Situations page, which I checked pretty much daily. I inquired about a situation in June 2011, but that one had more “birthmother expenses” than I was comfortable with. However, I did send Lil our home study, profile book, … Continue reading

Names, Specifically, Cassie’s Name

I always said that I wouldn’t accept a match if the expectant mom wanted to name the baby and ensure that the adoptive parents kept that name. Some people don’t have a problem with it, but I have loved the name Cassandra since I was eight. Cassandra Cooper appeared on Little House on the Prairie, … Continue reading

Our Names

A recent Post-a-Day writing prompt I find interesting: What is the story behind your given name? I’ve actually written about my name before. Briefly, I was named Robin (with an I) after my dad, Robert. In 5th grade, I decided that I didn’t like the “i” and changed it to “y” – Robyn. I legally … Continue reading

Family History: What’s In a Name?

I love scrapbooking, and have recently really begun digital scrapbooking. I follow the blog of several designers, including one who blogs about stuff other than scrapbooking sometimes. Today, she’s proposed a Family History Tuesday, and asked her readers to journal about various family history topics. I thought I’d give it a whirl, because I like this … Continue reading

Talk Talk Talk

Jack loves to talk! And he has so much to talk about! Today, it was 80 degrees outside, and Max cleaned up our balcony, where Jack’s “seeds and water table” is (long story about the seeds). So, Jack comes out while Max is cleaning, I help clean and goalie Jack, but Jack keeps getting in … Continue reading