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July Celebrations

July is a month of celebrations. This year, July 18 marks the 10th anniversary of the day Jean-Marc and I met, and 1 year since we had our fingerprints taken for our adoption dossier. Ten years ago, I went to … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Adoption

Zoe is getting ready for her little sister, or as she calls her, la hermanita. “Mommy,” she said as we walked towards the pool of our community, “we need to buy floaties for la hermanita because she doesn’t know how to … Continue reading

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Zoe and the Hermanita (Little Sister)

“Mommy,” Zoe said to me one day when we were grocery shopping, “Does the hermanita have teeth?” She looked at me with very serious eyes as I explained that indeed, she did. “Oh, OK,” she replied. A couple of weeks … Continue reading

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The Measure of Time

Time stretches and shrinks around the pivotal moments of our life. When Sophie was a baby, time was measured every three hours, which was how often she was fed.  After she died, time flowed unmeasured and lost its meaning. Later, … Continue reading

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Choosing an Adoption Agency

In November 2006 my dad turned 70.  Him and my mom, who live in Argentina, were coming to Miami to spend his birthday, Thanksgiving, and to be with us for the birth of my first daughter, Sophie, whom we expected … Continue reading

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