Archive for March 2010

Why Nepal?

  This past weekend, in search of a birthday gift for my father, I browsed the amazing collection of antiques, artifacts and furniture from around the world at Primitive’s annual warehouse sale (  I chatted with the owner, Glen Joffe, about his truly unbelievable gallery, the fact that I had to get my father, who... Read more »


Mount Everest, Sherpa, the Yeti (aka Abominable Snowman) – Nepal is a mystical place and amazingly few people can point it out on a globe.    When asked….Many are quick to say they’ve read Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air and they think it has something to do with Tibet. I am continually amazed at the number... Read more »

Musical Musings

As my girls prepare for an upcoming trip to Disney World, K has reminded me to pack her favorite CDs for the car.  One album that both girls clamor for is Same Same by Chuck Kent.  The songs are written for children who have been adopted, but even my biological child loves the lyrics and... Read more »

Adopting After Loss - Part Two

About a month ago, I wrote a post about our decision to adopt after losing our first baby.  It was such a major decision that it warrants more than a single post.  Losing a baby is experienced differently by different people.  Some women who have lost a full-term baby or have even had multiple miscarriages... Read more »

The Ultimate Test

We’ve all heard the jokes about babysitting being the best form of birth control.  Well I am not sure I would go that far, I still think Birkenstocks are, it is definitely a test.  A test of patience, endurance and a test for your desire to be a parent.  For many parents, there wasn’t a lot... Read more »

Our Shrinking World?

Last week I attended an international adoption conference in NYC.  At one point, a speaker referred to a policy statement about the Nepal adoption program that the U.S. State Dept. posted on its website. I hadn’t seen it and was eager to read it.  Between speakers I ever so discretely pulled my blackberry from my... Read more »

The Patch That Opens A Wound

Last summer, we were preparing for K to enter kindergarten.  An eye exam was one of the registration requirements.  Given that her birth mother and birth siblings do not wear glasses, I assumed K’s eyes were probably fine.  She had never complained about headaches or difficulty seeing, and the eye exam was not high in... Read more »

20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

This interview with critically-acclaimed adoption author Sherrie Eldridge is the last of a four-part series.   This post includes a discussion of Sherrie’s initial groundbreaking book, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adopted Parents Knew. CG:  This was the first book you published, and it was hugely successful.  How has your life as an... Read more »