I have been to Bulgaria three times and Europe a total of six times (after this adoption the numbers will change to five and eight!) I have picked up some getting-there skills that I thought I would pass along. Fare hunting has become somewhat of a hobby of mine, and since it’s second nature now, … More Getting to Bulgaria (or Europe) on the Cheap
You may or may not have heard of the many t-shirt fundraising platforms on the web, but once you join adoption groups and start fundraising you will! Bonfire is a website where you can design and sell shirts and only shirts (at least right now.) They don’t only do fundraisers but that’s their base. I … More Your Guide to Bonfire Fundraisers
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)