Christmas, praying, grief, hope

Good Grief, It’s Christmas

Holidays (particularly Christmas) can be some of the most difficult days during the “paper pregnancy” or waiting stage of Christmas, You hope…you pray…you wait for a miracle. Songs of kids waiting for a home for Christmas (as beautiful as the songs are) often bring tears to the eyes of the parents waiting.

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What is a Paper Pregnancy?

“Paper Pregnancy” and Adoption. What might seem self-explanatory to some, might require explanation for others. Paper Pregnancy: having a child developing in the heart while completing a ton of paperwork, experiencing long waits and many hoops, and sometimes facing roadblocks or closed doors (read labor) in order for that child to be delivered into your arms. Want to know the first time that term was used online?

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Unique Adoption Journal

My Paper Pregnancy Journal: A place for you to tell your adoption story with insights to guide you on your journey has arrived in time for you to bless a friend, family member, or yourself for the upcoming holiday. Telling your adoption story is an important part of the journey. And here is a book to help you do just that!

With prompts, quotes, inspiration, and lined pages all in one place to write about your adoption journey,

Doing Something Special?

  Will your adoption support group be doing anything special this coming November for Adoption Awareness month? If so, please comment below to let others know. And what stage are you in your paper pregnancy (or how long was yours)? If you are still in the waiting stages here are some tips for you.

Why So Long?

Since my book Nine Year Pregnancy has been released, I am often asked the question: “Delana, why did your adoption process take so long?” The short answer is: Because at every seemingly opened door along the way, we prayed, “God, if this is not your plan for us please close this door.” And He did.…

9 Months or 9 Years — Worth the Wait!

To all of you celebrating this Christmas while still in waiting mode … hang in there! Your paper pregnancy will end, and your child will also be worth the wait! You may also want to read: https://nineyearpregnancy.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/worth-it-all/ http://delanasworld.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/a-season-of-waiting/ https://nineyearpregnancy.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/what-is-a-paper-pregnancy/