Choosing Adoption As Plan A

I recently had coffee with a friend of mine, and we were talking about how Michael and I came to the decision that we wanted to adopt a child. Typically, when people find out we’re adopting, their first reaction is to congratulate us, and their second reaction is to

Adoption Update: June 2019

It’s hard to believe that we’ve now reached the eleven-month mark since we reached out to Holt International to start the adoption process, and nine-months since we were matched to Yuan Fa. When we first saw his face, he was a four-and-a-half year old boy with the silliest (read,

Bunk Beds and Babymoons

In the last few weeks, Michael and I have gone full steam ahead into our role as soon-to-be parents. For a long time, we had discussed the possibility of taking a Babymoon (a trip, usually take by parents during pregnancy, to relax before the storm), but didn’t know if

A Question You Shouldn’t Ask

I am alarmed at how often people ask us deeply personal questions about our future son. It’s always subtle, too; snuck into the ends of other normal (more appropriate) questions about what the next steps are in bringing him home. They know it’s inappropriate, but their curiosity seemingly outweighs

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