One of the options that Mr Lina and I may persue in the quest to be parents is adoption. In some ways, that's the reason I started this blog. I had been commenting with my LiveJournal account to sewing blogs, but that log in is too close to real life for me to be open about our winding road to parenting. I wanted to understand more of the realities of adoption and where better to get the birds eye view but blogs? But here I was, my own thoughts and questions, but not really feeling like I could join in on the conversation.
So this is a round about way to promote Stellar Parenting. It is a blog about a family who have adopted two brothers who had bounced around a bit in the system before finding the right parents. I've found it a facinating read and absolutely inspirational. J is participating in Adopt Walk and is running a raffle to raise funds. For every $5 that you donate to the walk, she will give you a raffle ticket. I am earning a raffle ticket for directing people to her blog here. She has some super awesome prizes and I'm hoping to win the scarf she will knit.
I think stemming from this I will share our story. It's not a happy one yet, but it has made me into the person I am, it has made my marriage what it is, and it colours my perspective. But the story is too long for this post and Stellar Parenting deserves her own space on adoption.