Archive for November 2010

Help Bring Our Children Home

While Antara and I have made it home and have much to be thankful for this holiday season, there are still many parents, some living in Nepal, waiting for approval to bring their newly-adopted Nepali children home who couldn’t be with their other family members this holiday. They continue to be unnecessarily separated from their... Read more »

An Adoption Journey

I am thankful to be back in the US with my newly adopted daughter, Antara. For those who are not familiar, I returned from Kathmandu, Nepal this month after traveling to adopt my baby girl.  What I thought would be about a three week process turned out to be a three month unexpected adoption nightmare. ... Read more »

The Star Wars Girl, Part 2

If you’re arriving here from the original post please feel free to leave a message for K below. She is reading ALL of them. We are so overwhelmed by the support K has received from all over the web, including, and everyone on Twitter. It is so neat to read all of your... Read more »

Anti-Bullying Starts in First Grade

November 15-19 is Anti-Bullying Week at the schools.  Like so many others, I have been reading with dismay about the recent victims of bullying, and I ache inside for the pain these young people have experienced. I have often thought of bullying as a problem that faces children older than mine, but a recent conversation... Read more »

Custody Day

Dear Katie, Today is the seventh anniversary of the day we got custody of you.  You did not grow in my stomach, Katie, but you grew in my heart.   My labor with you did not last 18 or 24 or 48 hours.  It lasted months, and it took more than doctors, midwives and nurses... Read more »

Presidential Proclamation for National Adoption Month - November

The following is President Barack Obama’s Presidential Proclamation for National Adoption Month: Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–November 1, 2010.   “Giving a child a strong foundation — a home, a family to love, and a safe place to grow — is one of life’s greatest and most generous gifts.  Through adoption, both domestic and international, Americans from across our... Read more »