I found myself lucky enough to have coffee this morning with a co-worker of mine who proceeded to share with me that he and his wife adopted from China many years ago. It was so refreshing to hear another persons perspective on something so similar to what my partner and I are going through. This includes all the oddities that come out of peoples mouths and how they handled them. Once again, another negative post….but HOPEFULLY in another less than 38 days….the tone will drastically change… Continue reading
I cannot tell you how many times I have heard this. From family members, friends and co-workers. Granted, I may not be He-Man over here, but we will be 2 MEN raising a child. While my partner will technically be the “full-time bread-winner” and I will be the “stay-at-home parent” (for only a couple of months mind you), suddenly people picture me with an apron on, running to the front door with a baby in one hand and blueberry pie in the other, to greet my partner after his long day from work. Continue reading
How do you remain so excited and so guarded all at the same time?
Seems like a pretty impossible task. Part of me wants to swipe the AMEX at every baby shop I come across. Another part of me say’s “just wait…what if she changes her mind?” It is a very conflicting way to feel. Adoption is simply a roller coaster ride which, that from the moment the adoptive parents are matched with an unborn baby, they begin to love the baby whole-heartedly knowing full well that their want for a family of their own, can change at any moment. Continue reading
I am the guy standing on line at the grocery store, making funny faces at the child in the stroller in front of me, just to get a laugh or smile out of him. I dont know why I’m like that. I’ve never been able to figure out why I have that paternal, as well as maternal, instinct within me. I do know that it has always been that way. Always.