Friday, March 30, 2007

my thoughts and ramblings

Lately, I have found myself thinking more and more about race, transracial families and what it means to be Black or a minority in America. I know my children won't be "cute, little babies" forever and that they will grow up one day and I worry about giving them the tools to deal with any obstacles that they may face. To be honest, I have never given race and racism a second thought until we decided to adopt transracially. As a white woman, I have never really had to deal with race issues head on...ever. Now, I find myself driving through my neighborhood, shopping at Target or the grocery store, going out to dinner, whatever and I wonder how my child will perceive things and how my child will BE perceived. How will I react?
I worry about them (and they're not even here yet!) I want to do right by them. I want them to be comfortable in their skin. I want them to be comfortable with their White parents and their Black peers. I want them to be comfortable and PROUD of their Ethiopian roots. I want them to be well adjusted. How do I do all of this?
These are the thoughts that have been running through my head lately. I hope that by being aware before my child comes home is somewhat of a head start on acquiring the tools to pass on to my children...I hope.

Friday, March 23, 2007

It's the little things......

that make me happy!

I checked my "client account page" on the CHSFS website today and saw that our dossier was sent to Ethiopia on March 19th. Now, I have absolutely no idea what that means for us BUT it must be good that all of my paperwork is in country......right?

Anyways, it was a nice ending to a very crabby week for me :)

Maybe this little ray of sunlight will keep me from strangling anyone over the weekend.....just maybe ;)

Sunday, March 11, 2007


Today marks 2 months of waiting!!!!
That's halfway through!!!
(disclaimer: it's halfway thru the low end of the 4-6month time estimate. This is, in no way, going to put a damper on my parade!)
Hopefully, that means that we have only 2 more months to go....maybe 3...I think I can handle 3...but no more than that ;)

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

No good news?

Gosh, I haven't posted in a long time!

We've been waiting for almost 2 months (whew, time sure flies) and I really haven't had any news to post. Actually, I've been trying really hard not to even think about the adoption (crazy, I know) but my rational is if I am not thinking about it then I won't be stressing about it and if I'm not stressing, time will move much quicker and before you know it my phone will ring and it will be CHSFS with GREAT news!!!
I've been "trying" to keep myself busy with non-baby related thoughts and activities. I've been reading a ton of books and recently signed up for Netflix, so I have been watching all the movies that I've always wanted to watch but was always too lazy to go out and rent. I just watched Tsotsi (excellent!) and I finally saw Hotel Rwanda (fantastic! Totally changed my life and should be required viewing for everyone!)

I will try to be better about posting even if nothing is happening ;)