Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I’m a firm believer in many things, one of them being signs. Our first one this week was when my mom picked up our pre-application with the agency that is coordinating the fost/adopt program we are using. She left herself a sticky note saying “Pick up Kara’s baby papers” and had a fortune cookie placed atop this reminder note all day. Finally, as she is leaving work for the day she unwraps the clear crinkly paper and reads the fortune….. A SHORT STRANGER WILL SOON ENTER YOUR LIFE. She even showed this to the counselor we’ve been working with. Thankfully, she found and appreciated our humor, hope and fun loving spirit we cling to in times of crisis.

The second happened today when I purchased a book at Costco “How to Say It” kids & teen version. Basically a reference book on how to tackle tough subjects with children and teens. I figure I can use this in my new profession as well as home, while I was showing my mom this great new book we turned to a random page which had the word ADOPTION in bold letters.
I’ve always been comfortable with considering adoption as an option but it is nice to have these events that I feel are signs telling us we are doing the right thing.


Io said...

Yay! I'm glad you're back online and making progress with adoption.
What a great fortune cookie! I always get stupid ones like "Traveling the world is long distance. Learn Chinese." And then it has the Chinese word for frosting or carjacker or something.

kate said...

Those do sound like good signs. My husband and I had a long talk last night about next steps and what exactly we were comfortable with. Weirdly, adoption was totally fine, but neither of us was comfortable using donor eggs or donor sperm. Interesting. I think I'll probably work that into a blog later today...
Thanks for coming over and commenting on my blog. I appreciate it!

Kara said...

Io- Too funny with the fortune cookie messages, I susually get those silly, meaningless ones as well. My mom is lucky -fortune cookies and slot machine, it must be the Irish, hee hee.

Kate - I can totally identify with those choices. We were not able to do in-vitro with my husbands swimmers so we looked into donor sperm and both agreed to not travel down that road. Go figure...

Io & Kate - Thank you both for posting, I feel such a great sense of community with others who are searching for thier child. Your blogs provide such comfort and friendship.

Thanks - Kara