14 June 2010

love/hate

I have a love/hate relationship with the Internet. Usually I am thrilled to have information available at my fingertips. And lots of it. For someone who researches things to death, this is the best thing ever.

On the other hand, I hate finding out things that I wouldn't want to know. Being naive is often a blessing, I think. (Well, maybe not to the extreme). For example, I typically avoid the news because it is usually quite negative.

One nice (and not so nice) thing about the internet and our adoption process is that we can get almost up-to-date information about the ongoings of our agency, other people's adoptions, etc. Today, while surfing the adoption sites I follow, I read about one couple's attempt to adopt from Ghana; they have returned home with empty arms, after being there for months with their two girls. My heart breaks for them. The Ethio board I like to follow hasn't had much exciting either in terms of referrals - one in the past month.

I'm thinking it's time I turn this machine off for a while.

1 comment:

elsie hiebert said...

Hi Deborah. Nice to follow someone that was with Ghana and has now switched over to Ethiopia. I envy you that you already have approval. We tried to speed things up but our AP was sick for a couple of months. Our file hasn't even made it to the ministry. What number are you on the list?