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Our son, Luc, was born in Haiti. It took two agonizing years and a mysterious miracle to finally bring him home. I don’t have much info on the mysterious miracle. Hence “mysterious.” The U.S. wanted to violate American health travel laws in order to keep Luc in Haiti for 9 extra months. For two weeks, calls were made, letters were written, meetings with important people were attended, and still we were told it was hopeless. But suddenly, on a Tuesday, we received a call: “I don’t know what just happened, but come Friday.” So we did.
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A: Is movie night pizza better if I pick it up, or have it delivered? Delivery and Pick-up are two very different ways of getting a pizza into my den. However, tests show that pizzas taste awesome no matter how they arrive. The same is true for kids. No matter how God brings our children into our lives, they are absolutely delicious. (Disclaimer: That’s a joke at the end. I do not eat children.)
Q: DID YOU GET HIM AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE?
A: I don’t like it when people refer to adoption as if I grabbed a gallon of milk from the A&P. If you really think you know me well enough to ask, try it this way: “When were you able to bring your son home?”
A: He has been home since November 1, 2009.
Q: DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HIS REAL MOM?
A: I sure do! She is a lovely artist who grew up in Atlanta, GA. She enjoys surfing, reading, cooking out in the back yard, and tea. She loves tea! Her name is Allison Garwood.
Q: WHY ARE YOU SO OBSTINATE WHEN PEOPLE TELL YOU HOW WONDERFUL YOU ARE FOR ADOPTING?
A: This post: “What I Want You To Know About Loss and Adoption” explains is beautifully on Kristen Howerton’s blog Rage Against the Minivan.
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FATHER AND SON: