The Joy of Pretty Things

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In 2008, we decided to adopt.  At first, like many couples who hear of the dreaded “one child” policy, I wanted to adopt from China.  However, when we contacted our agency, the wait for a Chinese baby was four years.  Instead we decided to go the quickest and most affordable route.And so, several months – and a lot of paperwork – later, we got our referral photo from Ethiopia.  She was a fourteen pound two year old, with a large head and twiggy arms.  She was wearing camouflage and it was not … [Read more...]


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