Archive for tag 'adoption'


PiƱata 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 […]

The Amazing Race

Within the first 24 hours of finding out that Jack Jack’s little sibling was soon to be born, we re-worked our entire idea of what our family was going to look like, did extensive calculations about our financial capabilities, and had some emotional conversations with family members and friends. We knew that saying yes would […]

You finally find peace, and… Part III

It was indeed a sleepless night. First thing in the morning, we were scrambling to see if we could work out the financials to bring home Jack Jack’s sibling. We wanted to talk to all the right people to see if we were thinking logically and putting together a plan that made sense going into […]

You finally find peace, and… Part II

After what seemed like days, Mr. Jacks finally called me back. I had told him earlier in the day that the agency had called and that I must have somehow been in trouble with them. So it wasn’t surprising that his first words were, “What did you do?” in a Ricky Ricardo voice. My response […]

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