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Exactly one week after our anniversary our family will now have a new anniversary, our family anniversary!  Introducing the fabulous and amazing latest addition to the Aguirre-Gildard family, Griselda Lea and Edgar Alan!! As a note, Edgar Alan had a different name when we met him and told us from the beginning that he wanted […]

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Today is our 13th anniversary.  The best present in the world we could get is to know that in 1 week we will be picking up the kids from Hermosillo! We heard from our lawyer Ricardo last week that everything was ready with the court and we will be picking the kids up and their […]

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It’s the time of year when tunas (aka prickly pears) start to bloom on a nopal and we’re hoping that’s a good sign for our adoption!  Our nopal finally brought forth a little fruit and we tried it.  Not bad, it’s a little seedy but at this point it’s more the symbolism of finally seeing […]

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Good news first, we were able to visit our kids at the end of June and had a great time!  We played in the pool at our hotel, did some activities around Hermosillo and spent time bonding in our room doing crafts, reading books and learning English.  The kids are awesome and only bummed when […]

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We realize it has been a really long time since we updated our blog.  But now we’re back and finally have good news, we got a referral and were matched with kids! Celebration Time! In March our lawyer called and said there were two children identified that were legally available for adoption, siblings, a boy […]

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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill    It’s going to be endurance that gets us through this adoption.  The latest update on our adoption is that we have to renew our immigration paperwork with USCIS (U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services) as our approval […]

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Running to stand still.  Sure it’s a great song by U2. It’s also a good way to describe the adoption process.  We ran around for months and now we’re just standing still.  Waiting.  Standing still can make some of us crazy.  Especially those of us with the proverbial “ants in our pants” – enter Siana, […]

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A few months back, Siana had an interesting conversation with our 4 year old niece Stella.  We often call her Stella the Great , when you read the conversation that follows you’ll understand why.  Here’s how the conversation went: Stella: Tia are you going to have a baby? Siana: No, but I’m going to have big […]

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We’re slightly behind on providing this update, but we have a lot of good excuses that we will talk about in a minute.  First to talk about our recent trip to Hermosillo, Mexico.  We went to Hermosillo to visit with the social services director and meet her in person so she can see what we […]

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We’re now in a phase of getting ready to get ready, a sort of pre-ready if you will.  Our dossier is now in Hermosillo which is great.  Our lawyer through our adoption agency has scheduled an appointment for us to meet the social workers at the local DIF (National System for the Full Development of […]

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