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Brothers

Brothers

Johnny, I’ve been down at the Capitol this past week fighting for a bill that would expedite the adoption of older kids. I’m pretty invested in it because you and I went through this. We had nine months to make your adoption happen, and had I not already...
…Except That It’s Christmas

…Except That It’s Christmas

This time of year, man. It’s stressful and chaotic and my annual intention of providing a Pinterest-perfect Christmas lasts about a day and a half until I decide that F-bombs will definitely help me assemble the gingerbread house. Ahhh, December. This year, the...
Happy Chinese-ish New Year!

Happy Chinese-ish New Year!

We just celebrated Chinese New Year over here. Another family with an adopted Chinese daughter joined us and we called it a party. I bought some food from a local Chinese restaurant, bought some stuff from World Market and did a little bit of decorating. It...
“Is His Dad Chinese?” (International Adoption, Post 1)

“Is His Dad Chinese?” (International Adoption, Post 1)

There is no hiding that my son is not biologically mine. I am a blue-eyed blonde in Phoenix, Arizona, and my son is a seven-year-old Chinese maniac. Wherever we go, his adoption runs front and center.  This is not a bad thing.  We get a lot of the “head-tilt and...