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Philippine Travel Log: Death by Pink Laptop and Windows Vista

Before hitting the sack on Saturday, 9/27 (after arriving in Manila), I of course pulled all manner of electronic equipment out of my bag, and began setting up my command center in the room – as is my custom. Faith … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: Minor Disaster Averted

After dinner with our friends and a little shopping – particularly for our new-found fruity friend, the pummelo – we returned to the hotel.  It was getting close to bed time for John, but we still had time to play … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: Dinner with the Ramos family

When Faith originally mentioned the idea that we were going to meet up for dinner in Manila with a family she’d met on the Yahoo! adoption group, my first reaction was paranoia.  I was pretty (legitimately, I think) concerned about … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: Chosen Children Village

International adoption is a complex process.  Not only did we have to work with two agencies in the US, but our International agency (Wide Horizons for Children, which we highly recommend) worked closely with a liaison agency in the Philippines … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: Gotchya Day Zero

Adoptive families have an extra holiday to celebrate each year.  In addition to birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Kazmir Pulaski Day, adoptive families celebrate “Gotchya Day”.  This is a special holiday for an adopted child commemorating the day when his or … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: John’s First Day in the Big City

We all got up fairly early for our first day in the big city.  I had stayed up far too late the night before, but it didn’t matter.  We were ready to rock.  We started the day by calling Uncle … Continue reading

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