Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Appalled about adoption

There have only been a few times in my life where I have found myself at a loss for words. And this is one of them. I'm absolutely disgusted and sickened by the actions of the family that adopted the 7-year old little boy from Russia, and when he proved difficult, they put him on a plane and sent him back.

As a waiting adoptive mother of a toddler from Vietnam, I am especially troubled by this not only because of my concern for the welfare of that child, but for that of orphaned children in Russia and other countries that may be waiting for parents in the U.S. This incident is likely to have a negative impact on future adoptions worldwide.

Please sign this petition to President Medvedev and President Obama advocating that U.S.- Russian adoptions should continue. There are thousands of children waiting for their U.S. families and they shouldn't be put at risk because of the unconscionable acts of one person. There are tens of thousands of children all over the world being kept in orphanages because of political quagmires and unfortunately, our son and 16 other children in Vietnam are some of them.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Eggstraordinary talk about eggs

I'm a big fan of Easter, and always have been. Of course, the religious significance is magnificent, but as a child, Easter also meant the beginning of warm weather, a basket full of goodies (especially the Peeps) and a big family get-together at my grandparents' farm.

But, all this talk about dyeing hard-boiled ovals and plastic ones with goodies in the middle, makes me think of my own faulty ova. And, the focus on kids doesn't help, either.

You might think about an egg retrieval like an Easter egg hunt. When I had my egg retrieval, my basket was overflowing with lovelies - 23 to be exact. Just like a child, all the other infertiles peered jealously at my motherload. The Easter Bunny was good to me.

But, none of my eggs resulted in any chicks. So, instead, I surround myself with eggs from Cadbury, Reeces and Godiva.

And, speaking of the EB, rabbits are known their active and rapid reproduction. So, even though I'm a fan of any and all candy, I'd rather have the Easter Bunny bring me some strong fertility vibes.

Oh well, just pop another chocolate rabbit, bag of jelly beans, box of Peeps, or all of the above and blame it on me.