Sunday, November 11, 2007

Picture time!

As our open adoption journey continues we've decided to update our main picture on our website, and our birthmother letter. To that end, last weekend our friend Brady came over we walked around taking pictures of John and I. We took a lot of photos, and I'm not sure exactly which one we'll end up with - but this one is definatley in the running. Fell free to let us know what you think!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Martian Child the movie

William and I recently saw the move Martian Child with John Cusack. I read the book Martian Child a few years ago, and thought that it was an amazing adoption story. I was excited when I heard they were making it into a movie. The book is about a single gay man who adopts a young boy out of foster care. The boy has a severe case of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder), and additionally truly believes he is a alien from Mars, visiting the planet for a short time. With all the love in the world these two set out to make a family. Both experience the ups and downs of parenting, the true meaning of what unconditional love is, and the joy of learning that we are all different. The movie version has changed a bit (they always do). They made the main character straight, a widower, and changed the ending a little. In the movie they changed a little bit too much of the book for my likeing - but I highly encourage you to read the book... it's a great tale of adoption.