To Korea or Bust!

**UPDATE** I forgot to mention a note about timing.  We receive Ty’s travel call on the 365th day we’d had his referral. Original Post Follows… Well the day started with DC telling me that Ty had another visa interview for tomorrow.  Still not sure what that was about because an hour later, our social worker […]

So, What’s the Problem? – Part I

Over the past year, I have learned a lot about adoption and the worldwide orphan problem. I have read articles where people claim that there is no orphan problem. They use the statistic that there are more than 2 waiting families for every child eligible for adoption in the US and that the average wait […]

Which do you want first…?

The Bad News? Ty has still not been issued a visa.  I’ll continue to stalk DC’s visa call center… Or the Good News? We got an update today on Ty.  It’s dated January but that’s been the average turn around time.  He’s doing well and it gave us a picture of his personality and schedule.  […]

The “not-so-nice” Adoption Tax Credit

I can’t help but look for those things that could be better in pretty much any situation. It’s a bit of a curse as I never seem to be content. However, on the other side, it’s a blessing as I usually have an idea as to how to make it better. The adoption process that […]

On The Alert

The hardest part of this waiting game is the ups and downs, the starts and stops.  At first, we were told Ty could be home as early as December…then February…the we were sure over spring break…now it’s mid-April and there’s still no guarantees.  The last year would have looked a lot different if we had […]

Foto Friday

Foto Friday will hopefully be a regular occurence.  Just a post of a couple pictures from the week.  It’s an excuse to get behind the camera more…therapeutic for me.   The full set of pictures can be found on the Photos page. Snow in April  It’s snowy out and we’re starting seedlings…seems weird.   White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies are […]


Sweet… I had the privilege of meeting two of Maryland’s newest arrivals this week. What a sweet time of celebrating life. There’s such a sense of wonder when holding a newborn…maybe because the stage is so short-lived. Bitter… Today I found out that one of my friends lost her daughter during (or shortly after) birth […]