Greetings! I am participating in the Adoption Bloggers Interview Project! Just tonight I received the email telling me who my partner is. I'm pretty excited! She is an adoptive Mama as well, though I believe all four of her miracles came to her through foster care.
A few notes for her: please forgive my temporarily privatized blog. If you go back a couple posts you'll see why I did it. I hope to UNdo it soon!
One quick mention of the pet.ition. I was in USA Today yesterday. Yay! Now on to the fun stuff...
This was technically Aidan's second Halloween, though I don't really count last year since he was only 6 weeks old. This year he was a monkey! There's a picture below.
We didn't really trick or treat, unless you count hitting both grandparents' houses the night before. Aidan is still too young to 'get it,' so I didn't see any reason to freeze his little bits off trick or treating.
I can't wait for next year when he will understand the whole thing better and we can take him trick or treating. We live in the perfect neighborhood for it.
Speaking of candy, which makes me think of tooth decay ever since I had to have a cavity in a wisdom tooth filled last month, my poor boy is teething. And by that I don't just mean teething. I mean, TEETHING. Best we can figure, he is cutting 8-9 teeth at once right now. All at once! Poor little guy. It's been rough on the whole family at times. Hopefully this means it will be over quickly rather than dragging on for months.
In other news, I've been thinking a lot lately about adoption situations in my own extended family. There is quite the story involved with all of this, and I am feeling the itch to start writing about it. Not a blog post - a book. I already have r blessing of the most key person in the story; now I'm starting to ask around with others and see what they think. I would change all names to protect privacy, but it is a really incredible story that I think should be told. If nothing else, it's a fascinating comparison of how adoption worked 50-odd years ago and how it works now. But I'm told there are some people in the family who don't want the story out, names or not. More to follow on this... I hope?
Open letter from our donor mother....
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