The entry I thought I would never have to write…

We need a miracle.  Really.  A miracle.  We have one more ‘hale mary’ meeting on Monday and then I will need to decide what happens to my kids.  The probability is that they won’t be coming home with me.  I can’t believe I’m writing these words.  I can’t believe any of this. I’m asking everyone…

Peace

I wish I could post pictures, but this internet cafe isn’t exactly on the high tech side of Ghana (wait, is there one?).  I have had a feeling of peace, and some wonderful interactions with the kids over the last couple of days.  Apparently, we’re speaking again (well, they weren’t speaking to me because I…

The spectrum of emotions.

Have you ever heard adoption described as a rollercoaster?  Totally cliche, but totally true.  It’s smooth sailing one minute and then a life changing drop comes along the next second.  I’ve never felt that more then now.  This process is becoming so difficult and unpredictable, that I’m afraid to say it…I feel a little like giving up…

APPROVAL!!!

Dear FPD/FPM: This is to inform you that the I-600 Petitions filed for GhanaGal and GhanaGuy have been reviewed and approved.   The case files have since been forwarded to our Consular Section at post.  You will be contacted by the Consular Section on the procedure to be followed, to enable you obtain visas for your adopted…

Got it.

FINALLY!!!  The last piece of paperwork that we need has been submitted to the embassy courtesy of another mom who fought REALLY hard to get it there.  Seriously, we joked that the only thing she hadn’t encountered yet was a goat stampede.  Can you imagine the nightly news?  “And in breaking news goats have stormed…

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow.

“The paperwork will be ready tomorrow”.  This is like my daily wake up call.  So, if the paperwork really isn’t ready tomorrow I will be boarding the next flight to Ghana.  In Ghana I will be forced to wait until it is ready, which means I have no idea when I’ll be coming back.  I…

Disappointment.

We knew we were waiting for a correction on the death certificate of the kid’s father.  His Ghanaian name was used instead of his Christian name.  I understand why they need this corrected.  All the other documents have his Christian name on them, how would they know this is the same man that is discussed…

I feel so loved. Thank you.

Since I declared a little “radio silence” to anything regarding the “A” word (shhh…adoption), I have had so many cards and emails telling me to hang in there.  I just wanted to say thank you.  I also had some people send a little gift.  Thank you.  Your gift will be going to William’s Infirmary and…

Courage.

It’s “Black History Month”.  I’m one of THOSE people who can’t stand that we try to cram all our children’s knowledge of black history down to one month.  So, my children attend a school where “Black History Month” isn’t even acknowledged, because every day is about learning about history, black included.  My kids are lucky…

Roses are Red…

Violets are Blue, I have some sweet friends, but I won’t tell you who… It might embarrass her.  Remember my lemon bouquet?  That bouquet came three weeks before our Bubbly arrived.  I mentioned my pattern of despair yesterday.  I’m right on target again.  I’m hoping the GhanaDuo is about three-four weeks away from a homecoming,…

There comes a time (AGAIN)…

I wrote this on July 6, 2009.  This was exactly 30 days before Bubbly entered our home.  Let’s hope that we’re 30 days away from another homecoming.  In the meantime, here is a excerpt from that day… There comes a time in every adoption where you get physically weary. I remember it happening with every…