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After over a year of waiting and having no movement within our adoption process for our Lil’ Cowgirl, about a month ago, we received the news that our girl’s paperwork was submitted for her Emigration Permit, or EP — hence the EEEEEEP! So, here’s what this means…EP approval is one the final steps needed before […]

Less than a week to go: checklist manifesto

Time is running short before we head off to the hospital for the final hill and drop of our current roller coaster ride. We are in nervous anticipation, but also surprisingly calm. Part of that is because we’ve been so busy with family life. It’s my high season at work, so long hours have been […]

Roller coaster update

When I last updated you with the emotional part of our current adoption process, we were in a deep dark place while hoping and waiting for placement. Since that time, we’ve had moments of elation and moments of despair. Such is the story with matched and waiting adoptive families. It’s interesting. If you go with […]


Piñata Family of Four!

I am pleased (and still in shock) to announce that the Pinata family is now a family of 4! Eek! Just 2 days after Christmas, we got an email from our social worker at our local agency asking us to call her ASAP. There was an exclamation point after her request to call her, so […]


Roller Coaster

I don’t want to be too alarmist, but we may have run into some complications. Some people think of adoption as an easy way to have a baby. But in reality the process is filled with ups and downs. It’s a roller coaster. And like a roller coaster, you can’t get off until the ride […]


Telling the girls

As with our last adoption, we have very little time between when we matched and when we’ll be bringing a baby home. This means that there is no time to withhold any of the information from the girls while the situation becomes more stable. We were going to have to tell them about the baby […]

Where We’ve Been this Year

I haven’t blogged for a long time for a few reasons. The logistical reason is that getting used to working from home with a 2 year old at home at the same time has made time management pretty tricky. And emotionally, it has been a hard year in terms of our adoption wait. Since we […]

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