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Yingtan in the Year of the Dragon

On Friday we are going to China. That sentence is deceptively simple, and belies all of the conversations, decisions, emails, and errands that went into making it happen. Back in the winter of 2010, when we were deciding where to spend our first year of Operation Hejira, we toyed with doing an extended period in […]

Adoption Bloggers Interview with Amy Thompson

On a whim, I signed up for the Adoption Bloggers Interview Project, which is exactly what the name describes ~ a chance for people who are connected to adoption to get to know each other. For the project, I was introduced to Amy Thompson, a prospective adoptive parent who lives in Athens, Georgia. Amy and […]

School Lunch, Take One

My school-lunch-making career has begun. Two weeks ago Lia started daycare at the school where she’ll go to kindergarten. She jumped up and down when she saw the pink Laptop Lunch case I bought for her (a purchase I’d been looking forward to ever since I discovered the blog Vegan Lunch Box).

Unseen Parents

Note: I wrote this entry several weeks ago, the day after Nico’s birthday. It seems timely to post now, in the wake of our visit to Lia’s birthplace.

Yingtan

Almost a week later, we are still absorbing the impact of our visit to Lia’s hometown. What an intense day. I am journalling about it privately because so much of it feels too personal to share, but we did want to post a few highlights.