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Adoption / Family Ties / Foster Care / In Transition

This past weekend, I received word from E’s appeals attorney that her job was finished: bio dad’s appeal had been dismissed, which means E is now legally free for adoption! Words cannot express how excited we are. Of course, there is now tons of paperwork to go through, and a new homestudy to be done, but we are so close!

E finishes eighth grade in a couple of weeks, and B-mom and (I think) B-sis are planning on attending. I anticipate a little awkwardness, as he will be announced with my last name, and the bio fam will be meeting Dude and Dude’s kids and my parents…but I also think it’s a really great thing that we can welcome them to big events like this. I’m sure there will be confusing identity moments to come for E. After all, he is an adolescent, and that’s his job. However, I think being able to know about where he came from and share the memories that only they know will be so beneficial. Open adoption is weird, but so is adopting an older kid. It’s also ridiculously satisfying and enriching. I highly recommend it!

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I'm a pastor. I believe in radical love and ridiculous grace. I love to sing and sew, and have a shop on Etsy. I'm trying to make my ecological footprint smaller. I have chickens who provide endless entertainment. Oh, and I'm a formerly single mom by choice, son E (born 6/00, placed 11/23/11, adoption finalized 11/21/14) and now making a life with The Dude and his two kids, Girl-E (12/02) and C (9/04). Baby Bumpy due to arrive around 5/25/15! This blog chronicles my thoughts on faith, family, and the wild adventure we call Life!

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