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.

Feeling Overwhelmed

I'm now back to work, and to say I hit the ground running is an understatement.  On top of that , the reality of multi-cultural adoption is hitting and I'm feeling woefully unprepared to handle comments and questions gracefully as Baby X grows.  My own multi-cultural combo is working against me, I fear.  I have a stereotypical quick temper and the ability to hold a grudge.  More on that coming up soon...
Meanwhile, I came back to work to a report that had been due the previous week, the end of the fiscal year project plan scramble, and a trip to AZ thrown in for good measure.  Project plans are now in place for next year, the trip went well, and I'm currently mired in report writing as fast as I can to meet deadlines.  I could have delayed my review, but it would have only extended the agony.  Better to get this thing off my plate ASAP.
We completed our first post-placement meeting/inspection on Tuesday.  It went well as to be expected, but I am seriously sick of the process.  We've been discussing adding to our family, and we would have to start the next homestudy soon after the finalization. (Because it will probably take much longer to be matched)  The thought of jumping through all these hoops again is daunting.  

When other Adoptive Parents are Morons

Pondering how Green Am I?