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Zara’s Birth Story

I last blogged in June 2016 to share the wonderful news of the adoption of our daughter, Mansi. Little did I know that 366 days after welcoming Mansi into our family, we would welcome a baby sister. Growing our family through adoption and pregnancy in one year has been a stretching joy. I have so many … Continue reading »

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Harry Potter and the Tardy Enthusiast

Confession: I’ve never read the Harry Potter books. That is, until about 3 weeks ago. I’m slowly realizing I’m a bit late to the party. In the late 90’s when my peers were frantically turning pages, desperate to find out what was inside the chamber of secrets and who would win the House Cup, and how Harry … 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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