The Adoptive Parent Toolkit: Packing for China

I’m writing about packing for a China adoption trip over at The Adoptive Parent Toolkit.  This post could apply to any adoption trip though.  Well, maybe not Ghana, since the shopping there wasn’t quite as readily available.  We learned that one the hard way. I’m a carry on only kind of packer.  Joe is not, […]

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Giving Her Language.

I’ve been recording the important parts of Gigi’s adoption as they happen in ‘drafts’ of blog posts here at The Full Plate.  I’ve just hit publish on all of them now so that the third member of our little tri-ette can see just how much we loved her before we even knew her. Part of […]

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The First Class.

This is the first of my posts to our sweet Gigi, recording the process of her adoption, and all that goes with it. Hi sweet girl, I wanted you to know that in the midst of all the hubbub of my quitting my job, your big sister recovering, and the big home renno, I took […]

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When the Silence is All you Hear

This week we announced the adoption of our 11th child (yes, ELEVEN).  This will be our 10th adoption.  We understand how mind boggling this is for some people.  We’ve heard most all of the intrusive questions there are about the way we live.  We absolutely see where those people are coming from, where the difference […]

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