Since we were contacted by Patrick’s case worker, I have learned a couple of things. I’ve learned that some people have strong opinions about pre-teen boys. And, I have learned that the more someone tells me to do something, the more determined I get to do what I think is right.And, what do I think … Continue reading Doing The Right Thing
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Can we adopt my brother?
"Can we adopt Patrick?"We were eating dinner and William asked the question suddenly. I don't really remember how we reacted, but, in my head, it was very dramatic and movie-like. The table got silent for a minute and the question hung in the air...well, dramatically. In reality, Lizzie and Antwan were probably making tons of noise, … Continue reading Can we adopt my brother?
Adoption Placement Memories (3 years ago, I met my daughter.)
September 11 is a date that will be remembered by Americans everywhere, always. It was a terrible day that shouldn't have happened. But, for us, September 11th (2008) also represents a new beginning because it was the day that we met Lizzie. I'm aware of the irony. On the date when so many lost so much, we gained … Continue reading Adoption Placement Memories (3 years ago, I met my daughter.)