Food has always drawn my family together. While I wait for my daughter, I’ll begin reaching out to her in the best way I know — through cooking.
Surviving the Wait to Adopt
How to get through the long, emotional wait between completing your adoption paperwork and getting the call to bring your child home.
The “Daddy Moment” hits in the middle of the baby emporium.
Celebrating the Holidays While You Wait
It’s tough to wait another year, especially during the holiday season. Here are some strategies that will help you until your child arrives.
“Writing Through the Wait”
On the long journey to adoption, a journal can record the milestones and detours, as well as your first rush of love for your child.
“In My Daughter’s Room”
The wait seemed endless. To fill the days — and focus my hopes — I painted, sanded, stenciled, and gradually gave shape to our baby’s place in our home.
“Don’t Hold Back”
Why should we miss out on the breath-holding, tiny-onesie-admiring, pink-and-blue joy of anticipating parenthood?
“A Quilt for my Daughter”
By contributing squares filled with a prayer, blessing, hope, or dream, my friends and family became part of our adoption.