We designed this site in order to keep in touch with friends and family who are far away and in order to communicate with other adoptive families from around the world.

When we first started researching this wonderful way to become a family we read everything we could get our hands on. Even though there are a lot of great books out there, nothing was as informative or touching as the blogs we found by adoptees, biological parents, and adoptive families. So we are writing this blog now in hopes of returning the favor. We hope that if you are dear to us you will enjoy keeping up with our adventures. If you are someone out there involved in a part of the adoption triad we hope you will find information and comfort here and provide us with some of your own!

If you would like to get in touch with us we can be reached at:
Feel free to stop by anytime. We're happy to share our family story.

Take care,
Brian and Rosemary

Friday, January 30, 2009


So I took a little mini-break from blogging this past week to try to get my life back in order.  I just couldn't catch up.  Even before the holidays hit we were having a lot of work stress.  Then Christmas, followed by a trip to Thailand and some rather unexpected upheavals at the company and long story short - I still hadn't gotten my suitcase off the guestroom floor.  Sound familiar?

Some days it seems like our life is passing by at a snail's pace. Especially anything having to do with this adoption.  It all seems to move so slow I can practically feel my hair growing.  Then on other days, I put my head up, take a look around and think, "What's going on?  Where am I?  When is it?"  and I'm simply amazed to realize that months have flown by and we've actually, by some miracle, moved up the list.  

Today I looked at my calendar and saw:  Jan. 30, 2009.  That means the entire first month of 2009 has already disappeared!  I have projects, deadlines and goals bearing down on me and I need to be getting a move on.  STRESS!!  The main thing I freaked out about today though is that it is only a few short months until we move.  Which means, for my Type A personality, it's time to start sorting, organizing, labeling, and packing.  Yes, I'm a little bit excited about the prospect, because us boring, Type A personalities live for organizational projects, but I'm also feeling daunted.  The thing I'm the most overwhelmed about is loosing our adoption network.

We've really developed an entire world of adoption/diversity resources here in NYC.  As you guys know, it takes time to find those communities, programs and people.  Most important of all are the people!  So this is a special request going out to everyone who reads this blog (Yes - that includes all our friendly lurkers) who can make recommendations about getting hooked into the adoption and Asian-American communities of Virginia.  We are looking for any type of information/support about:  adoptive families, interracial families, the Thai Community, Asian American Adoptees, and mothers groups for adoptive families of the Virginia area.  

So if you have any information or suggestions to share about life in Virginia, or if you're a fellow family-adopting-from-Thailand in the region, please leave us a comment!  If you would rather, feel free to email us at: 

- Rosemary


blackbelt said...

You can steal the quote because Boo stole it from Frances the Badger. ;-) But we definitely need a portion of the royalties from your book!

I want to linky-love to your post about the make-up store.

Yoli said...

In no time you will turn around and find yourself in your new house and your new state. Just breath.