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3 Continents... 1 Family
Monday, September 5, 2011
Really, really weird
Underwear. On their heads. Holes cut for eyes.
I have no explanation for what my sons are doing in these pix.
Other than: they are really, really weird.
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Reminds me of Nacho Libre...
;) Fun times.
September 5, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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Selam! G'day! Hello!
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Three Moms and a Podcast
My husband is Australian. I am American. I have two sons who are half each and a daughter we adopted from Ethiopia. Sometimes it takes 3 continents to make 1 family.
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First, 2 continents collided...
How I Met Your Father, Part 1
How I Met Your Father, Part 2
How I Met Your Father, Part 3
...And then 2 continents became 3.
Why We Adopted
Referral Day Story
Now We Belong to Each Other
The Day We Met
What's up with her name?
Adoption Posts You Might Find Helpful
The Formula for Raising Happy, Healthy, Well-Adjusted Adoptees
Transracial. It's What We Are.
Sibling Adjustment. So Far.
Grieving. So Far.
Her Lifebook- Her Story
My Oldest Son
Jack Orion Lincoln (10)
My Youngest Son
Benjamin Peter Sirius (8)
Abeba Joy Lilah (Avé) (4)
...and her girl
A Little More About Me...
I try to live my life following the teachings of Jesus. If you are also a believer, try not to be offended by my love for irreverence and penchant for recreational cursing. If you are not a believer, try not to be offended by my, well, belief.
Ben's 8th B-Day!
The Blue Hole
Really, really weird
Summer '11: Ahhhhh, June.
Books I've read lately...
Growing Up Black in White by Kevin Hoffmann
The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis
How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen... by Faber and Mazlish
Adopted for Life by Russell D. Moore
Attaching in Adoption by Deborah D. Gray
Scared by Tom Davis
The Hole in our Gospel by Richard Stearns
28 Stories of AIDS in Africa by Stephanie Nolan
Red Letters- Living a Faith that Bleeds by Tom Davis
In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories by Prof. Rita J. Simon
A Love Like No Other- Stories of Adoption by various authors
The Family of Adoption by Joyce Maguire Pavao
There is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greeene
Ethiopia In Pictures by Daniel Abebe
I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla by Marguerite Wright
March 11-22 Travel to ET to get Avé!
February 8 Court Date! PASSED!!!
December 3 REFERRAL DAY!!!~
July 10 ON THE WAIT LIST!!!
July 2 CIS Approval letter arrives!
June 16 CIS fingerprinting
May 28 received CIS letter about fingerprint date
May 27 corrected Homestudy received
May 10 Homestudy has to be re-written b/c it says that Mick is an American citizen. Which he is not.
May 7 OFFICIALLY "GLADNEY APPROVED!"
May 7 Homestudy sent to CIS
April 30 mailed Mick's passport ap AGAIN and mailed TONS of stuff to Dossier service!
April 28 got fingerprints back from FBI stamped w/ "No Arrest Record"
April 22 got Mick's passport ap back b/c signature went outside box. :-/
April 15 sent fingerprints to the FBI and mailed Mick's passport renewal ap
April 14 sent in application to renew my passport
April 7 Fingerprinted for the FBI
March 23 re-sent background check to OK Bureau of Investigation w/ the RIGHT form this time
March 12 got Mick's birth certificate from Australia
March 10 Homestudy!
Feb. 17 mailed ALL Gladney paperwork- groups 1, 2, and 3!!!
Feb. 14 mailed info to KBS Dossier service
Jan. 26 mailed background check to OK Bureau of Investigation
Jan. 20 Mailed the I-600A form and payment to Immigration
Jan. 22 woke up with the PEACE. Whew!
Jan. 12 -21 totally freaked out about what we were doing!
Jan. 13 faxed "Application to get the Application"
Jan. 11 went to Gladney's adoption seminar in OKC
Jan. 7 Phone Orientation w/ Gladney
Dec. 9 Sent online request to Gladney to get Info Packet
May sometime... Felt like the Lord placed the future adoption of a daughter in my heart.
"We must BE the change we want to see in the world." Gandhi
"I know now, Lord, why you give no answer. You yourself ARE the answer. Before your face, all questions die away." CS Lewis 'Till We Have Faces'
"But if I knew everything there would be no wonder, because what I believe is far more than what I know." Madeline L'Engle
"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships." Abraham Lincoln
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