The Name Game.

Our GhanaDuo chose “American names” prior to coming to America.  Well, GhanaGal chose, GhanaGuy wanted us to choose for him.  He says he likes his name, but he still won’t call himself or his sister by it.  We’ve tried having conversations with him about how his name isn’t really changed, we can call him by […]

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Well, I Tried.

I got a lot of really good advice before the GhanaDuo arrived home.  A LOT of advice about bringing older children, specifically older Ghanaian children, into our home.  A lot of it was firsthand experience.  Like from here. So..I tried to follow it. I removed all the waste paper baskets from our bathrooms and gave […]

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Spring Break Starts with Stitches.

Well, it should have.  I was on the phone for the 50th time today (a hyperbole, but it felt like the 50th time) when our GhanaGal who isn’t usually a crier came into the hallway sobbing.  She was muttering something I couldn’t understand and then I looked at her hands to see they were covered […]

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Grieving.

Another night of little to no sleep for me.  I don’t know if the stress of what we’ve just been through has gotten ahold of me, if I have a little bit of post-adoption depression, or if it’s the three spots of skin cancer they had to slice off my face just 48 hours ago […]

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