Having survived yet another holiday season, my husband and I decided to break with family tradition and took our Rockem’ Sockem’ Robots (aka the kids) to San Francisco for a post-holiday vacation. Hubby is a die-hard Oakland Raiders football fan and he was hoping his illustrious team would be in the playoffs. Since he’d never […]
I am not one to buy in to this name-a-month-after-a-cause campaigns that the government likes to buy into. I choose which causes to support not because they’re the featured one, but because I believe in them. Still, as an adoptive mom, I feel compelled to speak out, albeit late, on behalf of National Adoption month […]
When my husband and I began the adoption process we agreed to be open to a child of any race. I read the adoption magazines and books about being a trans racial family. I knew something that was important was that my child have toys/dolls that looked like him or her. This brought me back […]
While in the adoption journey and when Lexi was an infant, I was all optimistic and confident about being an adoptive mother. I read all the right books, read Adoption Families magazine cover to cover each month, attended classes, you name it, I did it. I had all the adoption language down (place for adoption, […]
The last trip to Ocean City was miraculous for our family because it was in The Jolly Rodger Waterpark, surrounded by hundreds of gallons of rushing water, that we received the phone call from our adoption agency that we’d been matched with our daughter who was thousands of miles away, across the water, in China.