Well, if it's an early Saturday morning, that can only mean one thing...I'm off to donate platelets!
I'm rather happy to be getting back to a regular schedule with this. As my Red Cross friends have pointed out, in my over ten years of donations, I've never given less than a "double" and now routinely donate a "triple" on the new machines. So perhaps I'm meant to be a platelet factory for all those sick kids up at Dana Farber.
If you already donate blood, why not give it a try
Ah, but now on to the matters at hand.
I'm sure you heard this week about the news that has rocked the International Adoption community. A young Russian boy by the name of Artyom Savelyev was placed on a plane back to Russia by his adoptive American mother. She claims she was "tricked" into adopting the boy by the Russian authorities, and he regrettably had some mental health issues that she couldn't handle.
As an adoptive parent of an international orphan myself....that's a whole world of wrong there.
Mrs. TriSec and I discussed the case very briefly, and we both agreed....she's nuts, and probably never should have been approved in the first place.
Ms. Hansen, who was the adoptive mother, lives in Tennesse, so I have no idea what agency she worked with or what processing she had to go through. But let me start with what we had to go through....an unfortunately familiar argument for long-time readers of this blog.