Monthly Archives: July 2008

transitions and medication

We are working hard here. Yesterday we were officially placed in pre-adoptive status. Our newest son stated he did want to use what will be his new last name_ starting now.We were actually able to touch on middle names yesterday … Continue reading

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balance

We are signing our placement paperwork today. We will have a minimum of two workers in our home. That means that the three who have been ours for six +years will fall apart on Friday or Saturday. I have no … Continue reading

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attachment and board games

Attachment is a big deal in the older child adoption world. It needs to be. A child needs to be able to attach so that they can heal. Some parents think that love is enough. Some parents think that after … Continue reading

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perceptions

My oldest came by to see her new youngest brother. She is the reason we are adopting him. She taught him music last year. When she found our he was available she told us about him even though he was … Continue reading

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getting used to each other

The first day is always kind of hard. It is very hard for our newest son. He is trying to maintain his best behavior. We can see the waves of scared,sad and just plain overwhelmed wash over him . We … Continue reading

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We are home!

I am exhausted! Things are going well.Newest son is a great kid. He is overwhelmed ,but coping. All the kids get along. We are thanking God for our new addition. I will write more tomorrow after I’ve had some time … Continue reading

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success and nerves

My youngest daughter ranked in CAP!!!!! Her brother also took the test (which is a big deal in and of itself) but he didn’t pass. He neglected to study. Back to my daughter…she passed her test! As of a month … Continue reading

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what I want

I want my memory back. I would love to be able to remember names of people I have know for years. I want to be able to use the word I want, instead of a description of the word I … Continue reading

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nesting

Most women get this urge to deep clean their house a few weeks before the baby is born. They make sure there are groceries in the house and the laundry is caught up. They fix the nursery. They make sure … Continue reading

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emotions,fears and hope

My husband is at work. The kids are in bed. I am alone with my thoughts. (yes dad,I do occasionally have thoughts!) In less than a week my ninth child will be joining this family. He will be the sixth … Continue reading

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