Thursday, May 27, 2010

He works in the most mysterious ways

Those who know me know our story. Late last year I was diagnosed with a ovarian cyst, or benign tumor. We were told that we may NOT be able to have any more children and that I was on a waiting list for surgery. We had put in our initial adoption application about 3 months BEFORE we found out this news so although we were disappointed and worried we weren't disheartened. A few days ago I was sent for some blood work to send to my surgeon to see if I was ready for upcoming surgery. Well I got a call from my family doctor today at 4:30. " Are you sitting down" he asked me ( this is NEVER a good thing to say to a person who has a tumor and automatically begins thinking the WORST)
"So it turns out you don't have to adopt ...because you're going to have a baby of your own"



After 6 months of prodding, poking and tests I won't be able to go for surgery anyway because I'm having another baby. Oh my oh my!!! I'm excited, I can't even express, but today my heart has also broken just a bit. Here in Canada once you become pregnant, you're pulled off the adoption lists, even the waiting list that we've been on for 8 MONTHS. I know that we'll adopt one day but after going through the paperwork, the criminal record checks, the medicals, I felt like I was "pregnant" already. I guess you call it "paper pregnant" I'm thrilled to be having another baby so is Dale and I assure you that although our plans have been altered ( in the most amazing way) our adoption story IS NOT OVER YET!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Adoption Fundraiser Awareness Blog

Hey blogland friends, I thought I'd share with you a great blog I found today "Post Your Adoption Fundraiser Here".  Its a blog to link up your online adoption fundraisers. I think its a great way to share fundraising projects with each other and to get YOUR project noticed from families that may not have found your personal blog. Its free and its a great way to support each other, we're all in this together!!! Check out the blog and read Kate's first post for all the details "Adoption Fundraising Network"

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mondays (tuesday) Pick-Me-Up Stickup

So here in Canada Monday was a holiday, so today is feeling like my Monday.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

T-Shirt Giveaway!

The Shubin Family

Please go and check out the Shubin's blog "The Road Less Travelled" they're having a giveaway to promote their T-Shirt fundraiser. I've been following Erica and her family's blog since we first decided to start our adoption journey. She has 3 biological children and her little boy from Ethiopia, Silas. This fundraiser is to help them bring home their daughter from Ethiopia. This family was one of the families that inspired us to adopt. Go visit their blog and check out their shirts, this will be the LAST week to pre order. Support this wonderful family and help them bring home their little girl.

 Hope all you Canadians had a great long weekend!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

'Why Adopt if you can have your own?'

I see this question being asked and answered around blogland and honestly it usually the first question I get when we tell someone about our plans. So lets address it.

~ Why don't you just have more kids of your own? ~

Everyday a baby is born to a set of parent who WANT that baby more than anything in this world. Having two children naturally I can say truthfully that there is no greater experience than bringing life, and a part of you, into the world. Somewhere else in the world a child is losing parents that she NEEDS, LOVES, and  desperately WANTS. It's not the orphan who chooses his or her fate, they can't help what terrible thing has happened to them. I'm a great parent, my husband is a great parent, its our RESPONSIBILITY as great, loving, able parents to step up and take care of these children who did NOT WANT to be orphans. I'm sure that if you gave them the choice, they would choose to have kept there bio parents and family. These children NEED to be loved and cared for, and in a society where we are able to provide a home, a education, a bright future and lots and lots of LOVE ....   why don't YOU adopt? I have alot of love to give and there are alot of needy children out there waiting for a family to give them that love.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Nancy McGuire Roche-Adoptive Parent

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Dale and my medicals are coming up this week. We've had them booked for over a month now and I'm so excited that we're finally getting them done. We decided to get our CRC the same week as they'll expire at the same time ( if it comes to that) These are the last pieces of info we needed to get sent in so we can get started on our official home study. I can't express the feelings of frustration I have been feeling just Waiting around, but now the pieces seem to be falling into place.