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Adoption: Open Thread

This weekend on Twitter I mentioned for the first time publicly that we’re applying to adopt, and I was really psyched by the enthusiasm lots of people shared. Thank you!

Adoption: Open Thread

We started the complex application process about six weeks ago, and although I don’t anticipate sharing every detail here, I’m very much open to chat more about it now and into the future. Lots of people hinted at questions that are hard to answer on Twitter, so I figured I’d just open up a thread here. Ask anything you’d like, and I’ll do my best to answer as long as I’m comfortable doing so publicly. Please also chime in with answers if you’ve got ’em. I’m no expert – I can only speak from our own experience.

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Michelle

This is so very exciting. I really only have one question and it's mostly rhetorical: you're kidding about the Comic Sans, right?

Michelle

Good grief! Did your eyes start bleeding?

ncavillones

I've already gleaned from previous blog posts what your possible reasons for adopting are, so I'm more curious about where you want to adopt from (international or within Canada), and whether you are adopting a baby or a kid! I'm just very excited! It really doesn't matter how a baby comes into our lives–it's all a blessing and a pleasure!

Sandi

I'm sooo thrilled for you. Miss you so much and you know I'm hanging on every word about your adoption process! OK, so my question: Does Canada have a residency requirement before you start your process? Where in the Perm Residency process do you have to be in order to start the process in other words? And: Best Canadian adoption info site? Inquring minds blah blah.

Sorry about your eyes bleeding from Comic Sans. Too true.

Marianela

I can't really go into facebook or tweet back because I'm at work (my subscription to your blog in Google Reader gave me the news) but I just want to say that this so exiting!!! I'm thrilled for you guys! I hope everything works out perfectly!
All of our good energy goes to you guys in this process!!!

Angela

God bless you. My father was adopted and everyday I am thankful that my Grandmother chose him for hers. There is a special place in Heaven for families who choose to share the love in their hearts.

sonja

Wishing you the very best in your quest. The child will be very fortunate to have such caring parents. Here's hoping that your journey will be nice and easy on the comic sans!

LunaOrtiz

Just wanted to say congratulations and blessing upon you and your future family. This may sound wacky, but I'm all over the internet and you can tell al ot about people by what they post and do out here, and I just want to say that there are very few people that actually walk their talk. You are tops on my list of folks that I admire and respect.

Just Moi

Congratulations!!! Way cool! Looking forward to going through the process with you. :)

AnnieM

Happy to share my adoption story of a newborn in the US 14 years ago. He's a healthy, handsome adolescent now and is loved dearly. He has known he was adopted since he could grasp it as we've told him his “birth story” more times than I can count. There is lots I wished I knew when we went through the process so feel free to reach out. We were there (in PA) about 5 minutes after his birth and held him before his birth mom who was 16. Gppd luck to you and your spouse. It's a long process but well worth it!

ninapiper

Awesome. You go girl. VP is in constant need of baby cousins, so your hard work is greatly appreciated. We wish you and Greg all the best.

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