Tagged with waiting

Adoption Maternity Photos. Really?

I have heard of prospective adoptive parents who take photos of themselves during the waiting phase. Most of them feature couples holding chalk boards with phrases like, “Growing in My Heart” or “Waiting for You.” Some involve globes or maps of the countries from which their children will come. Apparently, these type of photos are … Continue reading

All the Cards

To show how long some items have been hanging around in draft form, this post started as a response to a post from Another Version of Mother from May 2012. When did the families looking to adopt become the victims of the system, the ones who get all the sympathy, the attention, the ability to … Continue reading

OK, Baby, We’re Ready for You

Awhile ago, I posted a list of things we needed to do before the baby is born. They’re all done. I should clean my kitchen counters. (Who decided kitchen counters should be made of white material that holds on to stains so they never look clean?) I will sweep up the downstairs bathroom floor again. … Continue reading

1 Down, 9 To Go

Laine texted me this morning. She’s 1 cm dilated. I know that means there are 9 more to go. My gut told me that 1 down meant it could be tomorrow, it could be two weeks from now. I’ve never had a kid, and Jackson’s birthmother was induced. My knowledge of labor and delivery is … 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

Roller Coaster Ride

Oct. 2nd, 2005 at 8:16 PM The roller coaster is such the overdone metaphor. Unfortunately, so much of lives are up and down and twisty turny that the roller coaster is an apt metaphor.Last month, mid-September, Cheryl from ANLC called and said that a birthmom* was interested in us. We spent about an hour on … Continue reading