Monthly Archives: September 2010

Adoption Week Narrative #5: A Peaceful Shore

I have been posting a series of articles relating our experiencing while meeting and bringing home our daughter, Yoselin, from Guatemala in April, 2008. In the last post, I talked about the first night we had Yoselin. She cried for … Continue reading

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Adoption Week Narrative #4: So, shall we cry?

I have posting a series of articles relating our experiencing while meeting and bringing home our daughter, Yoselin, from Guatemala in April, 2008. In the last post, I talked about meeting Yosi and her foster family. Her foster family left … Continue reading

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Adoption Week Narrative #3: Love and Terror

I have been posting a series of articles relating our experiencing while meeting and bringing home our daughter, Yoselin, from Guatemala in April, 2008. In the last post, I talked about waiting through the final hours before meeting her, and … Continue reading

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Diversity

I know the main topic of this link – bookselling – might not interest a lot of you, but the discussion in which it’s housed – racial diversity – I hope will. We live in a town that is almost exclusively … Continue reading

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Adoption Week Narrative #2: The Longest 2 Hours Ever

On Saturday, April 19, 2007, after a long morning in the air and a bumpy trip in a hotel shuttle, we arrived at the Marriott in Guatemala City, ready to be parents to a child we’d never seen. When we … Continue reading

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Adoption Week Narrative #1: Preparing to Travel, or “Get Your American Butts to Guatemala, Pronto!”

In the coming weeks I’ll begin to share the basic story of how we brought Yoselin home. In this series I want to specifically focus on our experiences from the week we spent in Guatemala. This first post is about the days … Continue reading

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China

  Parenting is really something. What follows is an actual conversation I had with my three year old daughter a few months ago before bed. I was putting her diaper on for the night, and, like any good toddler, she … Continue reading

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Toy Fails

I recently saw an article on The Huffington Post that lists the 14 worst toys available for girls. I can’t even believe some of these. Here are some of the worst offenders:

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I’ll have some more of that Awana Kool-aid, please.

My 3 year old daughter just started Awana last night, and I’m not at all ready for it.  My wife called me at work yesterday, told me Awana was starting last night, and asked if we were taking Yosi. “Um, … Continue reading

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Self-Righteousness and Adoption

One of the best things about being an adoptive parent is being superior and self-righteous about it. Just kidding. Not about being superior and self-righteous, but about it being a good thing. Everyone wants to feel like part of a … Continue reading

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