Tagged: adoption

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Do You Believe in Santa?

I looked at the man in the Santa suit and figured this perpetuation-of-Santa jig of mine was at an end. He was one of the workers at the after school care centre that my...

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A Perfect Mother

In honor of National Adoption Month For me the catchiest tune in primary is “The Family is of God.” I can’t get it out of my head. Along with the tune come images of...

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Birth/Rebirth: Adoption Story

Guest Post by Susan My oldest daughter asked me to tell about the adoption of her sister. The names in the story have been changed to protect my adopted daughter’s privacy. A little background...

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Birth/Rebirth: AFTER

After   After becoming impatient at the GYN, so I went out and listened at her door After I overheard her speak of a diagnosis, and thinking, “Wow. Glad that isn’t me!” After finding out that...

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A New Kind of Mother’s Day

This last Mother’s Day was new to me. In the past few months, we unexpectedly found ourselves in the lucky position of increasing the numbers in our household, with the end goal/hope/prayer to permanently adopt....

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Ghosts of Christmas Past

In October of 1999, my sister (who also happened to be my roommate) adopted a five-year-old girl from a Bulgarian orphanage. Adopting an older child from a sensory-deprived environment posed challenges beyond our collective...