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Showered with Love

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Spending five months paper-chasing my way through various government offices was almost enough to dampen my enthusiasm for parenthood. Fortunately, once my dossier was signed, sealed, and ready to send to China, my mother and sister thought of the perfect way to inject a little fun into the long wait for a referral—an adoption shower. As we soon discovered, planning it isn’t quite the same thing as planning a traditional baby shower. >>>

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Lifebooks and Scrapbooks

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