Adopting Amo – Part 2: Adopting the Right Stance

Amo's first Christmas with us. Had to take her back at the end of the day ­čśŽ

In the game of Cricket, when you learn to bat, one of the first things you are taught is to adopt the correct stance. This stance combines posture and positioning to give you the best chance of handling whatever a bowler could throw at you. Looking back I realise that what you will read below was a similar process. Dealing with the questions and coming to conclusions was teaching me the correct stance. Answering these questions gave me the best chance of handling whatever the adoption process and subsequent parenting could throw at me. Continue reading

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Adopting Amo – Part 1: How We Got to Where We Were

First day out with us from the home - early December 2009 (Amo was 14 months old)

Adoption has been on our hearts for a long time. We were reminded by our close friends, Marcus & Adele, that we had even spoken about adoption during pre-marital counseling. Liezl and I got married in 2004 and our rough plan was to wait a couple of years before trying to make babies. Adoption was effectively forgotten for those first few years of marriage. Continue reading

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