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My big girls head to school

Austin and Stevie are adjusting so beautifully. My shy, soft spoken angels and now full blown screechy kids that run amok and feel so comfortable being in their own home. They are fun, energetic little cheeseburgers that pick up remote controls and say, “hello?” as if on the telephone, scarf down bananas in shockingly few…

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The Journey Home

The two day we had the girls in Korea was a dream. They were these perfect little angels that played nice, ate well, were textbook sleepers (nap and solid bedtime). It was nothing short of a miracle after our case worker and foster mother had told us they were terrible sleepers. That being said, in…

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Custody

We took custody of the girls first thing Monday morning on December 23rd at ESWS, the Korean agency. As we were walking in, we ran into two families we’d met during our court visit the month prior. You’re never alone when you’re adopting, that’s for sure. The network of people having this shared experience is…

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The Moment: Part II

I believe there are certain points in your life you can never be prepared for. I’ve lived the better part of my adult life being prepared. My profession exponentially fine tuned that existing characteristic in me where I like to feel some semblance of control in even the most uncontrollable of moments. This adoption journey…

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Court Date

Three months since my last post and the waiting game seems to be coming to a fast and furious end. Is it even possible??? The whole journey has been the most trying experience for me, the most impatient person in all the land. At 9:30 am this morning, I stepped into a meeting with my…

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The Waiting Game

Dear John and Katie: Your dossier has officially been submitted to the Ministry of Health and Welfare for Emigration Permission (EP) on July 16, 2019. Congratulations! You are nearing the end of the adoption process in Korea. Please find below the remaining steps in the process before you travel to Korea. 1) We need to…

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The Moment: Part I

It’s a grey day in Portland, OR. I finally have time to reflect. We had planned this trip months ago, but it’s nice how the timing worked out. Last week was probably the most exciting week of my life. After what seemed like the longest application process known to man, we got the final piece…

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Is there such a thing?

I was playing with my nephew who I’ve grown accustomed to calling Bunny or Bun for short. I can’t wait for those embarrassed older years when I’m sure the nickname will lose its charm. Running wildly around the house with him with a case of the giggles is such a treat for me. He’s so…

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References

A surprising and very touching part of our adoption process has been the reference letters. It’s been difficult to feel fully the broad range of emotions because majority of the time, I feel like I’m barely keeping up with the administrative tasks. Right now, it only seems like we need 3 separate letters from people…

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Enlisting the team

Hi there! It’s been a relatively quiet few months on the adoption front.  I enlisted my mom as my key Sherpa, considering she’s been through this before.  Of course, I take most of my mom’s advice with a grain of salt since my parents went through this almost 31 years ago. Earlier in December, my…

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