Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Save Our Squirm (a non-update)

So, as you probably know, Duck Daddy and I are trying to adopt Squirm - we've been selected as his adoptive parents, but we've hit what could become a rather substantial snag. I would love to give you all the gory details (truly I would), but we've retained an attorney, and as attorney's tend to do, she's advised me to keep the details to a VERY bare minimum.

Here's what I'm "allowed" to say:
We are trying to adopt our son, Squirm (not his real name), but we are facing some legal hurdles to finalize the adoption. Dealing with these hurdles has become more expensive than we anticipated, so we are trying to raise some funds to help with those expenses.

Full disclosure: not everyone believes we should be spending money on an attorney. We have close friends who feel that we are being silly, that the outcome is 100% guaranteed and that we should just wait it out and let the Department fight this for us. Probably they also think we shouldn't be raising funds for something so unnecessary. Maybe they think we're being ungrateful and wasting people's time with these petty concerns. I'm telling you all this in the interests of being as honest as I can about our situation. Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion, and if you feel that this expense is silly or unnecessary, obviously we wouldn't expect you to contribute. Duck Daddy and I have very thoroughly discussed the pros and cons of breaking the bank, if necessary, to pay for our own attorney. At the end of the day, we are not willing to sit on the sidelines while our son's future is decided. 

I'm not a person who usually asks for help - let alone money - but, like any mother, I'm willing to do whatever it takes to protect my children.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GoFundMe campaign started....

So, we've decided to move forward with a GoFundMe campaign. I am working on a t-shirt fundraiser (or 3), but it the meantime, here is the GoFundMe campaign. Any help - prayer, donations, sharing, whatever, is appreciated more than we can express.

Thank you.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: It's official! He's mine!!!



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Monday, February 17, 2014

We have a date!!!


On Tuesday, March 4th, Squish will become a FOREVER DUCKLING!!

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Giveaway: Little Tikes Deluxe 2-in-1 Cozy Roadster

With three tiny Ducklings running around underfoot, I'm always on the lookout for easy (but fun) ways to get them out-and-about (read: out of the house). In addition to be FREAKING ADORABLE, the Little Tikes Deluxe 2-in-1 Cozy Roadster includes the two absolute must-have features for our Traveling Circus.

Seat belts are definitely a requirement
for my little daredevils!
Duck Daddy swears that no walking toy
is complete without "beverage"holders!!
                                       













Get ready to hit the road with the Little Tikes Deluxe 2-in-1 Cozy Roadster! With the help of mom and dad, kids can zoom around in this fun character car!

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  • Quiet tires are durable for outdoor surfaces and gentle for indoor floors
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  • Handle can be used for both pushing and pulling
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Giveaway: $100 Amazon.com gift card

Did you end up with one more macaroni necklace and construction paper heart for Valentine's Day? (whoever told husband's it's the thought that counts???)

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

I HAVE to be good enough, because I AM his mommy

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If you've been following my story, you know I've wanted to be a foster parent since I was 8 years old. If you haven't, may I suggest reading about how I got here from there.

When we were being licensed, we were asked if we had any racial preferences or objections. Nope, we said, we're color-blind. We don't care about that stuff at all.

When we got the call for Squirm, his race didn't phase me at all. Not a problem. We're color-blind, right? Yeah. Then he shows up with the most adorable baby-fro. And I realize that I DON'T.HAVE.A.FREAKING.CLUE how to take care of his hair - hell, I honestly just figured out what to do with my hair about 5 years ago. Seriously.