It’s a Girl

“Well, it’s a girl,” said the Honorable Judge Moyers as, with his signature, he finalized our adoption of Neica Simorne’ Blackmon. Mister and I locked watery eyes for just a moment, grateful beyond gratitude. From the day I met her, it took almost seven years to make her mine/ours. That’s gotta be some kind of […]

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Almost Six Months in: an Update and Some Lessons Learned

This business of adoption/soul healing is exhausting. When we finally got Lenia home, three plus years after meeting her, I had no illusions about the work we faced, just as I had none when our biological children were born. After all, I am a pediatrician, right? In both cases, it turns out having wide open eyes and no […]

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