As I’ve read on many online Adoption Boards, the actual finalization was a ridiculous let-down from what I had pictured in my mind. I had been so excited, and all the judge had us do was put up our right hands as we swore to take care of the children as if they were our
I’m just sitting here tonight (after a rather strange day of bike riding to the park, playing in the children’s pool, watching a movie, listening to kids cry about having to eat spaghetti (!), and crying some more about going to bed), watching Tyler Perry’s “Temptation.” It’s so annoying how he always seems to hit
I know this may sound stupid to some, but I have always felt as though, since I accept my family: Mexican husband, white wife (that’s Me), and two black children, that everyone else would also accept us, too. Seems simple enough, right? Evidently, not so much. At the park today, celebrating my youngest niece’s 21st
So, we were chatting with the Guardian ad litem on our last visit and she asked my hubby and I a very interesting question. The question was: “Out of all of this experience [meaning through fostering and now adopting], what has been the most difficult thing for you to have gone through?” My answer was simple.
I found myself jealous today. I was jealous of all the parents I see who seem to “parent” so easily. Their children run to them screaming “Mommy! Daddy!” and the parents just hug and kiss them and swing them through the air, laughing. The parents whose children get a boo-boo and they quickly whisk them into
So, Hubby and I had been talking about when we should tell the family that we are changing the children’s names during the adoption…and Easter seemed as good a time as any. Everyone who mattered to us was visiting our home AND we new we had to tell them right away because the children had been
I’m hoping that I’m not the only parent that has had some concerns about a child who is a picky eater. It seems we have tried everything to get our little boy to eat as my husband and I research and talk to other parents about our concerns. We have also talked to our family
One of my biggest frustrations since the kids have begun living with us have been in the areas of organization and general household management. Now nobody who really knows me would ever describe me as “organized” or “tidy” (even on my best day), but these issues have become even more noticeable now. James and I