Tag Archives: Adoption Paperwork

Hot dogs on a picnic table, representing the author's first summer as a mom

“My Endless Summer of Waiting”

This was to have been my first summer as a mom. Instead, we're waiting for the clearing of one final hurdle.

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Religious beliefs

What Do Religious Beliefs Have to Do with Parenting?

Whether or not I believe in a higher being, and whether or not I frequent a house of worship, is a terrible predictor of what kind of parent I’ll be.

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A cartoon image of a waiting adoptive mom with a clock over her heart

“An Expectant-Adoptive Mom”

While I was waiting to be matched, I tried to step out of the shoes of "adoptive mom" and into the shoes of "birth mom."

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Fingerprints got in the way of adopting from South Korea

“Tripped Up During the Adoption Process By…My Fingerprints?”

As we marched through the approval process, my nerve was steady, my spirits high. But my fingertips failed me.

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