Tag Archives: International Adoption

The Hollywood Adoption Fairy Tale

Hollywood.  Over the past week several T.V. shows and movies have come to my attention that concern adoption in one aspect or another.  I made myself sit down and watch them all to gain some perspective on what viewers see … Continue reading

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Warning! No Happy Ending! Adoption gone wrong!

One of the reasons I’m writing this book on adoption is as a warning to those who are contemplating adopting.  In the book I will share other adoption stories that have been told to me. Names, locations, and other personal … Continue reading

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A Stressful Season

This is going to be a long one so grab something hot to drink and get ready for some very real stuff. It’s been challenging around here the past few weeks and I want to share some of it in … Continue reading

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Adoption Update: 5 Weeks Home

Today I made borscht.  A 10-gallon pot of it.  Since we’ve been home I try to make a Ukrainian dish at least once a week.  They seem to all appreciate it, or at least seemed to until today.  None of … Continue reading

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You’re Such a Nice Person! HA!

There are some common things people say to me when I mention adopting teenagers from Ukraine.  I hear them over and over again and always reply the same way.  I wonder if other adopting parents hear them.  They aren’t bad … Continue reading

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Things They Don’t Tell You About International Adoption….

I was out on my walk this morning.  Those of you who have been following me know I start a lot of stories out like that.  One – I walk a lot and two – it’s when I think (because … Continue reading

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What To Expect When You’re Expecting – International Adoption Version – In Country – Last Days

This is for those of you taking the journey of international adoption and for those of you at home supporting them.  This is not a complaint but an attempt at an honest take on this process.  This is not meant … Continue reading

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Transportation in Ukraine – An Adoption Journey Post

August 21 Romny, Ukraine.  Sitting in my rental car waiting for our next appointment.  (You can’t be surprised that I’m waiting – again!)  We’ve now been here a full two months. In that time we’ve taken planes, trains, automobiles, taxis … Continue reading

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Why Ukraine????

Why are you going all the way to Ukraine to adopt?What about all the children here in the U.S.A. who need families?There are 2,000 children in Michigan who need families, why don’t you adopt some of them?Is it easier to … Continue reading

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Adoption Update: The Narrow Path

I talked with Yuri this morning via FB message.  Time is dragging for him and he is very down in the dumps.  It’s so hard to help him understand this process and how long it takes to get things done.  … Continue reading

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