Where Is The Adoption At?

Life is moving at a breakneck pace here in the FullPlate House.  The holidays are upon us.  These days of preparation and family time have been a welcome distraction from the slow moving paperwork that will, hopefully, bring Isabel to us. We have sent an application to the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) […]

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Thankful For Changes

This year was our first year eating Thanksgiving dinner with just us.  “Just” is relative term when there are 13 people in our immediate family.  On Thanksgiving last year, my extended family decided we were no longer welcome at their holiday celebrations.  By Christmas, it was decided they would no speak to us at all. […]

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I Must Remember This.

Five years ago, right now, I was holding a very tiny Tess in a hotel room halfway around the world, watching the 2012 Presidential election results roll in. I am sad. I won’t say a whole lot more than that. We feel like we have become an entirely different country since then. We haven’t, this […]

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An Isabel Update: We Keep on Waiting.

A little over a week ago, we received verbal approval from the central adoption authority in Colombia to adopt Isabel!!! This is HUGE!  The paperwork then travel from their office to the city where Isabel currently lives with her foster family.  We waited, and waited.  On Friday we got word that Tuesday is the day […]

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