The Cold Doesn’t Bother Me Anyway…

No I am not referring to the Winnipeg weather.  They are lyrics from Let it Go, from Disney’s Frozen and they are seared in my brain.  Frozen has currently taken over our house. Our son has developed quite the obsession.  It is not uncommon for him to ask several times a day to watch Frozen. […]

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‘Tis the Season for Sick

Try as we might, there is no avoiding sickness in the house.  Having a three year old attending daycare essentially means that we are sending Conor off each morning to pick up the latest and greatest bugs out there. So far we have managed to go unscathed since Lily was born in July, which is […]

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Statistically Speaking… It Sucks

The last week has been a difficult one.  It all started last week when we decided to attend the Annual General Meeting for our adoption agency.  My purpose for attending was to hear the reports on stats; placements, approvals, birth parents etc. Surprisingly the room was quite full with people who have been successful in […]

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It is My Blogiversary Today!

It is hard to believe that one year ago today I started my blog! My inspiration behind starting my writing was the beginning of our journey to become parents.  At the time I had turned to the internet to research adoption and look for groups or networks, but also to read about experiences that reflected ours. There […]

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Seeing Rainbows- Symbols or Wishful Thinking?

Now that we are officially in waiting status, I find that my mind is no longer consumed with what our next step is or focusing on our next milestone in the process. What is on my mind are the thoughts of our future baby and “getting the call”. I am seeing reminders everywhere, and  I […]

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Think Outside the Box; No Thank You.. We Are Thinking “In The Box”

On Friday September 25th, we officially were declared approved for open adoption and our profile is now “in the box” to be presented to potential birth parents.  It was a fast journey, from the time of our first information session to approval, it took us 6 months in total.  We had some slight delays at the […]

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On the Edge of the Box

For the last 6 months I have been so focused on working through the check list of items that we needed to complete in order to reach the point of approval.  At Adoption Options they refer to it as “in the box”. This essentially means you are a waiting family, and your profile is literally in a […]

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