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Hi, I’m Tara.

What started out as a private blog to document our adoption journey has evolved into my journey through therapy, spiritual awakening and whatever I feel like writing. Without our struggles to build a family, I’m not sure I’d be waking up, and for that I’m grateful.

U.S. Newborn Adoptions

Adoptive Family Magazine published survey results on U.S. newborn adoption.   According to the results of the survey, on average 53% of the placements happened in 6 months or less. (you'll notice my husband and I are now in the 17% bracket)  Really?  Where the hell are these people?  The math is officially blown out of the water.  It's fucking spring, we're No. 8 and no match.  I gave up a project I really wanted to do.  My brother and fiance are both graduating in May.  We were supposed to go visit them in Arkansas before they move but I can't buy plane tickets now.  I want to visit friends in San Francisco but have no idea if I should.  This is an infuriating place.  There is no more "when you least expect it" in our situation.  We expect it.  We  I expect a phone call every goddamn day of the week.  

Oh, here's the new statement coming out of people's mouths when I tell them we're No. 8.  "Wow, seems like things are moving fast now!"  Twenty months is not fast motherfuckers!

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