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adoption

The Baby Blanket That Lent Me Hope

As Varun and I┬ásat in the flickering candlelight reading words of hope from Genesis last night, I thought how candles are beacons of hope. Bright and yet fragile, a candle can give light to a dark corner or be snuffed by a strong gust. At times, our hope too is frail, weakened by long days … Continue reading »

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The Much-Feared Homestudy

Before we started our home study, I had visions of our adoption practitioner checking our closets and looking under the bed, searching for piles of laundry or giant dustbunnies–clues we would be poor parents. I agonized about a super-awkward, super-envasive series of visits in which we tried our best to maintain the ruse that we … Continue reading »

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Thoughts In The Holding Pattern

Over the years, we’ve dreamed and planned and feared and waited alongside dear families pursuing adoption. Slowly, out of the mist of rumours of referrals and matches that weren’t approved, these families had names of children. And then faces on glossy photos. Suddenly, spare rooms and empty corners fill with boxes of diapers and neatly … Continue reading »

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Adoption Update: Orphanage in Jaipur!

We’ve been assigned to an orphanage in Jaipur, Rajasthan that is willing to accept our file! They’ve informed us that it will likely be 6 months or so until we receive a referral for a child. But! This is great news! Since December 2012 we’ve been assigned two orphanages, and both informed us they would … Continue reading »

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Somewhat Related Links for an End-of-Winter-Day

Yesterday I pushed the apartment door open to see our living room flooded with warm, glowing sunshine. I glanced at my watch: 6 p.m.! Finally, the days are getting longer and the sun is feeling a little bit brighter. Here’s a collection of links that are only mildly related–actually, I think all that they have … Continue reading »

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