Posts in category "Adoption"

This is for the Want-to-Be Parents

This is for the Want-to-Be Parents
When we were getting on the plane to come home from vacation, the flight attendant gasped when she saw my 10-month-old. She said, “I’ll take him!” I responded, “You can have him!” Parents make jokes like this all the time: “Please take my children!” After I made the joke, I told myself that was the... Read more »

Local Family Featured in Chicago Tribune Today: Should Their Adoption Efforts Be Stopped?

Local Family Featured in Chicago Tribune Today: Should Their Adoption Efforts Be Stopped?
I originally wrote this piece to spread the word about Carolyn Twietmeyer, a local mom who advocates for the adoption of children with HIV. She and the not-so-local organization she started, Project Hopeful, was featured in the Chicago Tribune this morning and in light of this compelling article, I thought it best to refresh your memory... Read more »

All My Heart In Seoul

I am proud to introduce Mary Choquette, my dear friend and PWAP guest columnist, who has an amazing story to tell about her time in Seoul, South Korea. Her tale will certainly bring a smile and a few tears. Enjoy! About a year and a half ago, Andrew’s career took us to Seoul.  We were... Read more »
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Adoption: When your new little bundle of joy is hairy

Adoption: When your new little bundle of joy is hairy
The kids have been asking to get a kitten for months. “Mama. We love kittens. Let’s get a kitten,” they say, innocently blinking their blue eyes at me. From another room, my husband replies, “We will never get a cat. EVER.” Tears ensue and I hold my devastated children in my arms as they ask,... Read more »