Today is Mr. Wigglesworth's gotcha day. Two years ago today, we first physically brought him into our family when the doctor transferred him to Rachael. Many adoptive families consider the gotcha day as a very important milestone, akin to a birthday. It marks the anniversaries of the date when the child physically entered into the care of their adoptive family. Of course, … [Read more...] about Gotcha Day!
In our family, we struggle with finding the right balance of holiday celebration and traditions that come only 1 time a year and, thus, create a lot of hoopla. On the one hand, we have at least 1 family member who just detests the hoopla that comes with celebrations and holidays. And, of course, there is at least 1 family member who craves, desires, and seeks after the hoopla … [Read more...] about Friday Night Pizza and a Movie is a family tradition
This weekend, the two of us were privileged to speak as part of a panel of adoptive families to a group of prospective adoptive families who are going through some of the education/information part of the approval process. One of the questions we got was about how we will tell Mr. Wigglesworth that he's adopted, and this is part of the answer to that question. We've … [Read more...] about Speaking of Adoption…
Embryo Adoption, Part 1: Monitoring As we introduced in this post, we adopted a set of 5 embryos. Mr Wigglesworth was born from the 1st transfer. Now that he is 14 months old, we are getting ready to do the 2nd transfer. Here is a description of what we are doing to get ready for this 2nd transfer. Warning: I use some technical language in this post. I aim to … [Read more...] about Embryo Adoption – The nitty-gritty, Part 1
Part 0? Since we’re writing a series about creating our Ai mosaic, I felt it appropriate to explain why we’re making this particular mosaic. It’s not a random choice to create a new mosaic of the Chinese character Ai. We’re parents - both genetic and adoptive parents. And we love and support the agency through which we adopted five embryos (one of whom is now crawling … [Read more...] about Ai Mosaic, Pt. 0 – “Why?”