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Welcome to the Family!

We are thrilled to announce the adoption of precious daughter, Mansi!  Mansi (“Mon-see”) is 3 years old and was born in Uttar Pradesh, India. As of May 5, 2016, we passed court and are officially Mansi’s parents! For the past two months we have had the joy of getting to know Mansi, and let me tell you: she has a … Continue reading »

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H.S.L. Mama

Friends, we are in India with our dear little daughter M. Because we haven’t yet passed court, we can’t post her name or pictures. But let me tell you, there are many, many pictures forthcoming. And some hilarious videos. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to post more detailed updates about the transition from … Continue reading »

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All The Feelings

Friends! We are going to India in 3 weeks to meet our little girl!!!  To say that we are experiencing All the Feelings is a bit of an understatement. Since we found out two weeks ago that the time has come, we have been up to our eyeballs in preparation. Think: nesting + moving out … Continue reading »

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The Baby Blanket That Lent Me Hope

As Varun and I sat 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 Time I Scolded the Henna-Wallah

When I’m in India, I generally try to keep my feistiness to myself. But when someone messes with my family, my calm and polite facade crumbles. This time, I was able to be Demure Indian Amelia for 4 whole days, until the Mehndi party. Henna, or mehndi, is a paste that’s artfully applied to the palms, arms … Continue reading »

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