The Storm of 1978

If you talk to any Bostonian about the weather, especially snow, the storm of 1978 usually comes up. I love the Wikipedia page on it. It starts with "The Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978 was a catastrophic, historic nor'easter that struck New England, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the New York metropolitan area." I'm not... Continue Reading →

A Reflection on 2021

This was a tough adoption year...but then again, I think they all are. It's a much rougher course than I expected, was told about, and would have signed up for if I had known in January 2016 (this January starts my 7th year in this process) that it would be like this. I've been pretty... Continue Reading →

I Have No Nice Words Left

Another delay and another green social worker on little man's case. After not hearing back from the adoption social worker for 2 months, I reached out again two weeks ago. No response. I reached out again today to get an update on little man's adoption paperwork and she finally got back to me. His case... Continue Reading →

November is National Adoption Month

I wish I could say that I could celebrate National Adoption month with some exciting news, but it looks like I'll have to wait until next year. But, that's not what this post is about. You've probably gathered for all my posts, that there are many different types of adoption (open, closed, semi-open), many ways... Continue Reading →

It’s a Money Making Business

This past June, TIME wrote an article called "The Baby Brokers: Inside America‚Äôs Murky Private-Adoption Industry". I wish I could say I was surprised by it, but instead I kept finding myself saying "Yup! Uh-huh." The Utah agency mentioned in the article, yup, that's one of the many I was signed up with. Paying extra... Continue Reading →

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