Last Friday, we received much-welcomed news about K's case! We received an e-mail that said our case had passed the state clearance at last!! We've been waiting since December, when we submitted our power of attorney -- or October, when we received Article 5. We're not sure which date . . . but either way, it was a long time coming, and we're very grateful to know that we're headed into the court system.
This week, I also heard of a terrific blog written by Kevin Hofmann, an adult transracial adoptee. He is African-American, and was adopted and raised by Caucasian parents. He writes thoughtfully about what it was like to look different than most people in his community, and how it felt to feel like he didn't quite fit in either world.
I really appreciate his honest perspective as a person of color. I will never truly be able to understand what life feels like inside my daughters' skin, and I appreciate his desire to educate parents so we can serve our kids better.