Certainly you can tell by my lack of involved writing the past few days, that I am in the hump days of NaBloPoMo. Who knew that 30 days of writing could leave me almost postless? Truth be told, I have much to write about, just a difficultly sorting thoughts into witty concise prose that you may want to read. To jump start my write, I have a series of questions I am going to answer over the next few days. These will eventually link to posts from a new FAQ’s page on this site so anyone new to this blog can get up to speed quickly.
So, I challenge you passive readers, drill me with questions. I have a list below of some questions my co-worker and I came up with. Add to it, argue with it, clarify it – do as you will. With good judgment, nothing is off limit. You can even bring up touchy issues such as race, adoptive parenting, etc. This is your chance to speak up, so dammit, do it.
Questions so far:
1. Why Ethiopia?
2. How long will the process take?
3. Will you travel to pick up the baby? If so, how long will you stay?
4. Are you open to siblings? Boy or girl?
5. What will the baby “look like”?
6. What languages are spoken in Ethiopia?
7. How old will the baby be when you get the referral & when you travel?
8. What does it mean to get a referral?
9. Will the baby be healthy?
10. What are your thoughts about parenting a black child as white parents?
11. Will you meet the birth family?
12. How do you plan on incorporating Ethiopian culture into your child’s life?
13. Where in Ethiopia will the baby be from?
14. Are there any good books I can read to learn more about adopting an Ethiopian child?
15. Why are there children in Ethiopia that are available for international adoption?
16. YOU – ask away. Feel free to leave your post anonymous or make suggestions IRL also.