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The joy in adoption #adoptionilo

Next Monday will mark the start of a national campaign in Finland called adoptionilo, the joy in adoption. If you've been following me, you know I don't like to sugarcoat that adoption and loss go hand in hand. That's why I have started the podcast Adoption Conversations in the first place, and I feel there's… Continue reading The joy in adoption #adoptionilo

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Adoption in Finland: our story, chapter III

[this is the third part of our adoption story. Find part 1 here and  part 2 here.] The wait to get our home-study approved seemed endless. After few weeks, we got a request of additional information and we grew even more impatient. Christmas 2015 came and went without us hearing any news. Then, right after the… Continue reading Adoption in Finland: our story, chapter III

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Adoption in Finland: our story, chapter II

(this is the second part of our adoption story. Find part 1 here) When we finally started the adoption counselling phase in May 2014, we didn't know it would last over one and a half year. We were assigned to a young social worker. One of the first topics to come up was "Why do… Continue reading Adoption in Finland: our story, chapter II

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Adoption in Finland: our story, chapter I

Here I am, about to talk about one of the most personal and important parts of my, our, life. I thought for weeks if I wanted to and I finally said yes. When we were looking into adoption, we benefited a lot from family stories to gather the information we needed. We had many questions… Continue reading Adoption in Finland: our story, chapter I