Learning how to care for a newborn while stressed and sleep deprived is difficult enough; but be warned, would-be adoptive parents. Once the baby is born, the path to conclusion often gets twisted and tangled.
David Foucher is the Publisher and CEO of EDGE Publications, a member of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association, and is accredited with the Online Society of Film Critics. David lives with his husband in Dedham MA.
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I’m writing this blog update from a hospital room, with my brand new would-be daughter sleeping a foot away from me in an acrylic crib, swaddled to the nines and cooing lightly.
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It is a tale of three cities, families beyond count, the excessive biting of cuticles, and car rides filled with joy and despair. In short, just your average week in the life of a couple awaiting adoption.
Alas, I must put aside childish things (like "Downton Abbey" and a penchant for writing mobile code rather than prose) and put my head back into the word processing. Dear friends, Kevin and I have the possibility of another match!
Birth mom Antonia shares her story... of adoption, of giving, of support and of lasting love.
It was, to say the least, an emotional weekend.
I’ve decided this whole "waiting game" is for the birds; it’s time to start changing the rules in my favor.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Patience and fortitude conquer all things." Clearly he never had to deal with this.
I’m sorry, we’ve been live for like five weeks now - we still don’t have a baby - and we’re not grousing about it yet. What’s up with that?
Without the prescience of pain, there is no opportunity for real binding love; and if love must be evidenced periodically by the scathing pain of loss, its presence in our lives also makes the hard times bearable.