Our dossier has finally made it to Bulgaria as of Friday! We expect it to be submitted within the next month and the referral will come any time after that. We could travel for first trip as early as the end of July! We had a very successful garage sale on Saturday and raised $1100. … More Adoption Updates June – and more fundraiser tips
I should get an award for the worst post titles. I don’t usually have a particular topic so I come up with some real rubbish for that first line! I took a little unintentional break for the whole month of April, but I’m back now and with lots of material. Siobhan and I took an … More The Happenings
As an adoptive or prospective adoptive parent we are inevitably faced with “the list.” The accept or will not accept list of special needs. Often we have needs that we are comfortable with, but more often there are needs that make us pause, or needs that we have never heard of. When you actually see … More Could I Parent A Child With Autism?
Just an update on where we are at in our adoption process. People ask a lot and often things have not changed since the last talk, such is the nature of adoptions! Here are the sordid details: Our homestudy is finished and has been waiting for approval with the Ministry for three weeks now! Current … More What’s Going On
Canada is not the US in many ways, but in particular when it comes to adoptions. Not only is our process vastly different, but adoption on the whole is a lot less common. I’m not really sure why that is, I theorize that it’s because we are a more secular nation, and my experience with … More How to Adopt (In Alberta and Some Other Provinces)
Phew! It’s been quite a year-and-a-bit with the ole love life. We have finally hired a babysitter with no genetic connection to us and we are trying to invest in our relationship again! At first of course we didn’t want just anyone watching Siobhan because we were trying to build a connection with her and … More When Your Dating Life Comes Back
For starters, in the adoption world most people are looking for a child up to age three. When I say “older” child, I mean older than three. I’m specifically going to be talking about preschool/early elementary aged kids because that’s what I have experience with. I’m well aware that in general, this age group is … More 4 Reasons Why Adopting an Older Child is Awesome!