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    We love traveling, hockey, going to the museums in our city, watching movies together and discovering new restaurants.


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  1. Geez-- is that "facilitator" even licensed? If she is, someone should take her license away!
  2. Probably in October, after the Abrazo gals recover from Camp Abrazo.
  3. Laural, thanks so much for the suggesions about the books. WE havae a photo album of Mikey's life, and a CD about his life, but not really a lifebook. I reallly need to put that together soon.
  4. So here is something I've been thinking about for a while, and I thought you call could help me with it. Since we don't have any contact wtih Mikey's birthparents per their own decision, I keep thinking it's going to be harder for us to explain to him his adoption story than if we had contact. We still send pictures and cards to Abrazo, hoping his BP will someday call and ask for them. But everytime I think about how to start this conversation with Mikey when he's a bit older... I can't find the right answer. We have a picture of her, and I've shown it to Mikey a couple of times. But how
  5. Soo not fair Elizabeth! I love San Antonio, but orientation in Las Vegas??? Can we come just to hang out with you???
  6. I just sent a couple from California your way! Hope you can accept them in the program.
  7. Paul and I were a bit concerned about open adoption at first, because of a personal experience in my family. We read books, listened to what other families said and understood that Open Adoption is about what's best for the child. Unfortunately, we don't have any contact with Mike's birthfamily. I pray every day that some day his first mom's life will be in a place where she can feel comfortable calling us. Mikey has many people who love him around aside from our family, our "tribe" of friends have given Mikey ton's of honorary aunts and uncles. But I know that someday my little peanut wil
  8. Congratulations!! We'll be praying for the birthmom, and for the Bernados.
  9. Congratulations to Darren and Kay!! Eliott is such a cutie! And contratulations to our dear Abrazo Girl Renee for the new addition to her family as well!
  10. You can also contact a local adoption agency who can provide homestudy and post-adoption visits for you.
  11. Hello Heidi! Thanks for asking about Liza, she is actually in Washington, DC with us right now. She arrived a week and a half a go and is here for a week and a half more. She was kind enough to take all her vacation time for this year to come help us take care of Mikey. She has been AMAZING with Mikey, very loving and teaching him new things. She sings to him, plays with him and just in general she loves this child very much. THis week she has been teaching him to play peek-a-boo. Mikey in turn, seems to love her very much too. He is quite happy with her. I'm back at work part-time but it'
  12. Hi Erin and James, and Sugar Family, and all the new prospective parents. Welcome to Abrazo. My husband Paul and I originally started with a local agency in MD, and we were planning to adopt from Guatemala. But as we learned more about all the problems that Guatemala was facing in terms of regulations for adoption, we decided we would try domestic. The cousin of a friend of ours, and an Abrazo mom told us about her wondeful experience. THat was the Summer of 2007. We attended orientation in November '07, and we got a call about a BOG (baby on the ground, you'll learn all this alphabet soup of
  13. Tina, reading your post about the experience in church was really inspiring. It's wonderful to hear how strongly you believe in open adoption. The Abrazo chicks and the friends from our group (Indecision07) might remember that when Paul and I started working with Abrazo I had serious doubts about open adoption due to something that happened in my family and of which I will eventually write about. However, reading about all the families and the relationships they have with the BP, has convinced me about its benefits for the babies, and for the both, the BP and AP's. I want to share some
  14. Hi Polly!!! to upload the photo you should first store it as .bmp to make it smaller, then go to My Controls and then in the left hand look for Change my Personal Photo and you should be able to upload =) Hope you had a great Xmas and looking forward to have the bodoque in 2008. Hugs & Kisses

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