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.

Welcome ICLW'ers!

The cast of characters:

Geochick – Me.  New mom, engineer, former jazze.rcise instructor, current jazze.rcise, and student.  Trying to figure out how to fit it all in.

S – My husband, also an engineer.  He’s playing stay at home dad until Thanksgiving.  Score!

Baby X – Our baby boy, born on May 28th, we met him on June 14th, and our placement ceremony was on June 15th.  You can read all about our whirlwind of a weekend here.

C – Baby X’s first-mom.  We’re in the beginning stages of open adoption (currently semi-open working through the agency and her counselor) and have our second meet up with her in a few weeks.

There’s a nice and neat timeline on the “My Story” tab for the gory details of our adoption wait.
Currently, my blog is transitioning from ranting, irritable, pissed off at the world infertile woman to working mommy-land.  Still ranting, still get pissed off.  Trying not to be too baby-centric as I know how hard it is to be in the adoption wait and read all about how great the new baby is.  I’m having some difficulty transitioning as I figure out how to talk about our experiences with being in a multi-racial adoption (our parents just don’t understand), a semi-open adoption (most people just don’t understand), and how my personality is actually becoming an asset as we enter this unknown world. 

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