When I started this blog, right after I had received Oscar’s referral, I am sure I never imagined that I would still be posting on it three years later. It’s seen me through the wait for Oscar’s I-600 approval, a trip to Vietnam to adopt a child I did not know I would be able to bring into the United States, a fairly serious bout of post-adoption depression, my attachment problem, Oscar’s diagnosis of his eye condition and the possibility of him losing his sight, the discovery of his brain anomaly and the questions that has raised, my search for my Etta, through false attempts in Thailand and Nepal, seeing her photo for the first time, waiting (a very short time) for her court date and bringing her to our family’s home, our family’s struggle to fit together, the demise of my career since becoming a mom, Oscar’s struggles to communicate and overcome the first few months of his life and finally our life as a family of three.
I’ve attempted to morph this blog into our family photo album, but for some reason, this always feels like my adoption blog and, while adoption will always be a component of our lives, it’s no longer the primary focus. Given that, I’ve decided that the time for this blog has come to an end.
I will be blogging about our family at www.oscarandetta.com from now on, and I’d love to have you join us. If you prefer not to make the move with us, though, I understand. I sincerely thank you for the support you’ve provided these past years. I’ve truly enjoyed getting to know you (virtually, in many cases) and wish you all the very best. And, if you’re an adoptive family, my feelings of ambivalence of blogging here do not extend to your blogs. I will be continuing to stalk you regardless of my URL.