Band Back Together Adoption Carnival and me!

At BlogHer ’11 I met many wonderful women. Some of the most special were during lunch at the Adoption Birds of a Feather table. I briefly met Aunt Becky from Mommy Wants Vodka. She runs a community blog. Band Back Together. It is unique in many ways, mostly because it talks about some tough subjects. Shedding […]

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Foster to Adopt – National Adoption Month

Charlie is adopted. His best friend at school, Martin, is also adopted along with his sister, Lila. They were adopted from foster care through Depelchin Children’s Center. Lori just posted on Facebook that 1 year ago this Saturday, Nov. 19th, she and her husband adopted Lila and Martin. Their social worker from Depelchin called to […]

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Multi – Cultural Festival

The other day Charlie brought home an assignment for the Multi-Cultural Festival at school. The project was to decorate the figure to represent themselves and their culture. This is the first time we’ve had a school assignment that indirectly relates to Charlie’s adoption. Charlie is full Hispanic (domestic adoption).  Hubby is first generation Irish. I’m an […]

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New Cousins

On Friday my sister called and asked us to meet her, Chris and the boys at a local playground for lunch on Saturday. Charlie has been asking when his new cousins were coming from Russia so I’m glad she finally scheduled a meeting. Here are some photos of the 3 of them together. David is […]

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>Family to Family blog link

>A few weeks ago the agency we used to adopt Charlie, Family to Family, contacted me about the Lost Birth Parent Contact blog post I’d written. In it I talk about my feelings toward finding out we’d lost contact with Charlie’s birth mother.  Jennifer emailed me asking if she could link to my post on the agency blog […]

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