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!
Okay! Part 2 from yesterday. Last time we adopted I really, super, did NOT keep track. I did not WANT to keep track. Because its owie, and insane, and one day I would like to retire and its against my very nature to ignore that fact right now. So this time! Everything has been slightly … More The Nitty Gritty of Adoption Expenses & A New Fundraiser
I can’t believe we’ve been home for almost a week! Day 1 of being home I was very cocky, “jet lag’s got nothin on me!” Then I hit a wall and went to bed before 8. That was pretty much our whole week. Early to bed and early to rise, which is very against my … More Back Home and Adoption Updates