Mike and Craig are fortunate
On the recommendation of my friend Amy, I’m reading Adoption Nation by Adam Pertman. Just came across these statistics: “During the 1950s, the number of people seeking to adopt babies roughly equaled that of women placing their children. Today, about six would-be parents apply for every available baby. And far more want infants but don’t try to adopt because they perceive the...
Prayer for baby girls →
Termination of parental rights
At the hearing this week, the judge terminated our girls’ birth parents parental rights. That means we can now file to adopt them. There are still a number of hurdles to cross before we are legally their parents, but we are no longer Plan B in the eyes of the system. I would write more here about this big milestone, but I’m trying to be careful not to write much here about the...
I’m writing this while waiting in the lobby at Children’s Court. I’m waiting for a hearing that we expect to terminate our girls’ birth parents’ parental rights. We’ve been in court once before for this, so nothing is certain, but we expect things will go our way. Assuming their rights are terminated, we can (finally!) file to adopt our girls. That won’t...
Health of new parents →
Lots of interesting stuff here. The basic finding is that new moms’ health suffers (slightly) while new dads health remains unaffected by being new parents. (I know, big surprise.) I (as a useless one data point, I understand) actually lost weight and feel like I eat better than I did before having kids. I exercise formally less than I did before, but I would bet that my level of physical...
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