We’re crawling out from underneath a lot of adoption paperwork and logistics. And it really feels like we’ve hit a stride. Both in adoption and marriage. (Have I mentioned we’re still very much newlyweds navigating that dreaded first year? Ha!) The joy and laughter is outweighing the worries and tears these days. And it feels… Continue reading t-shirts, grants + more
Some students in the USC Master’s of Social Work program created this infographic. It’s quite informative! And beautifully done. They mention adoption caseworkers at the bottom — that’s my job! (Also, note: They misuse “orphan,” in my opinion. An orphan is traditionally defined as a child who has lost one or both parents. Many kids in… Continue reading adoption in America
Freshly married, Dan and I were sitting at the kitchen table together when I sprung it on him: “I’ve really been feeling like we should reconsider the timeline we’d kind of talked about for adding kids to our family. I think we should do it sooner than we’ve talked about.” I’m the dreamer of the… Continue reading tears at the kitchen table, or: how we decided to adopt now
Why are we adopting? Well… hm. There are lots of ways to answer that. And lots of aspects to it. Such as: Why a baby? Why international? Why Africa? Why now? It’s sometimes hard for me to verbalize. But it’s therapeutic to try to verbalize it… So here it goes. I have desired to adopt… Continue reading why we’re adopting
Slowly spreading this exciting (and a little bit crazy) news we’ve been keeping a secret… It shall be Facebook official tomorrow. an announcement from Dan + Natalie on Vimeo. More soon, I promise. More soon!