a first impression

Hey kids, Well, we’re at four days and counting. Of course, that is four days until we leave for Bogota. We’re still 10 days away from smothering you with hugs and kisses. I am hard at work on your life-books. Hopefully, you will one day look back at the letters I wrote, the information I gathered ,… Continue reading a first impression

can we say referral?

FINALLY! We received our referral from CRAN two days ago. Yesterday, we had our conference call with Raul to go over some procedural issues. We can now apply for our travel visas. Although we don’t have a confirmed date for our “presentation day, ” we do know that CRAN is still planning on the end of… Continue reading can we say referral?


In reference to my previous post “friendship and pregnancy” let me dispell any rumors. I’ve had a few inquiries as to who it is…and some false guesses. Sorry, but my ‘friend’ will continue in anonymity for as long as she needs. Lucky for me that my circle of friends and family is wide enough that… Continue reading Clarification

Positve Thoughts

I can’t help but think we are losing our baby. I made it to eight weeks yesterday. And yet, I am not comforted. I try my hardest to think positively, but it doesn’t help. My life is currenty consumed by cramping and bleeding. I lie in bed all day long, for that is the only… Continue reading Positve Thoughts

The Dreaded First Visit

I was finally seen by a doctor today. She couldn’t see anything definitive on the ultrasound, but I’m only 5 weeks so she’s not super concerned. Besides the pain on my right side there is nothing from the check-up that points to another ectopic. However, I’m having my quant levels checked today and Friday so… Continue reading The Dreaded First Visit

Journal #1–What is this all about?

Let’s be honest, this is kind of weird for me! I’m not used to blogging without cool pictures and awesome content like trips and holidays to draw inspiration from. I’m hoping this part of our blog site will be more like an adoption journal (including back journaling). There is so much about our fertility/adoption journey that I want to remember, preserve,… Continue reading Journal #1–What is this all about?

First Post

This blog is designed to tell the world about our experiences in adopting. Specifically, we are adopting from Colombia through Commonwealth Adoptions International. Our home study is being done through Wasatch International Adoptions. We look forward to hearing from anyone interested in the process, or who can share their own insights. We don’t really think we’re… Continue reading First Post