Thursday, March 17, 2011

March 10, 2011

We are officially on the waiting list! 

Notification came today, but our official wait date is the day our agency received our dossier. Going out to celebrate!

Monday, March 14, 2011


Telling a foreign government how to take care of its own citizens is rarely a good idea. Click here for a petition against the petition.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Cut in Ethiopian adoptions

The news from Ethiopia today is that the number of international adoptions will be cut by up to 90%. It's Friday, and I'm tired and dehydrated, and my 5th graders did worse than I'd hoped for on their latest test, so my first reaction is to be sad. But I know that this is a good thing, because it's for a good reason. With fewer cases to process, there can be more investigation of each case.

Someone posted a message to one of the online groups I belong to. It ended with the person's name, and a signature of sorts: "adopted a trafficked kid."

OK, I'm more than sad. I'm actually trying not to cry. But I'd rather cry now than have that signature later.