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Eva .. Patient Expert

New York, New York
I'm a woman who fell in love with a woman about eight years ago. I?m a feminist who never believed in tradition. I'm a child of Carribean immigrants who never believed in the American Dream. I'm also a daughter who never wanted to be a mother. I write about craving everything you never... Full Bio
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Happy Dance! He is Ours! by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Fortnately, we didn’t hear from the birth mom yesterday so Baby Jay is officially ours! We are thrilled! The finalization process will actually take several months but for ... Read on »
Inching Towards Adoption Finalization by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility When I was trying to get pregnant, I was always waiting. Waiting to start a cycle, waiting to trigger my ovulation, for insemination, waiting to do a pregnancy test, wai ... Read on »
Eat, Burb, Poop by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Since we brought Baby Jay home on  Thursday, my days have been filled with feedings, burbings and diaper changing! Even our cat, Remi, has been completely captivatated b ... Read on »
Meeting Baby Jay! by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Where to start? We met the birth mom, Martine,  yesterday and the most beautiful baby boy in the world. She was incredibly sweet, poised and loving. When we walked int ... Read on »
Advice Needed: How to prepare for a newborn? by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Okay, so we have a bit of a situation… I got a call this morning regarding a birth mom, who gave birth to a baby boy last night. I will write more details in a passwor ... Read on »
No Perfect Adoption Agency, Part Deux by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I know that I haven’t blogged in a while but there is actually too much to say.  Have you ever started to write a post and then stopped? Well, that’s happened to me ab ... Read on »
Mandatory Viewing: Off and Running by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Over the weekend, Nadia and I previewed Off and Running: An American Coming of Age Story, a documentary film about a young African American girl who was raised by her Je ... Read on »
Musings from an “Alternative Family” by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This was also posted today at “Two Brides, One Adoption Story”, my new blog at the Adoptive Families Circle (AFC).   I will post there once a week. ***** Mom was b ... Read on »
No Perfect Adoption Agency by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility When we started the adoption process last year after my last IVF failure, Nadia and I thought that working with a private attorney would be our best option. We would be ab ... Read on »
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Birth Mama Drama! by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Okay, so I feel down the rabbit hole last week and I apologize. Right after my book club post,  Nadia and I were contacted by a birth mom and that has taken a lot of my en ... Read on »
Adoption Book Club by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Okay, so today is the big day. Today, is the launch of the Ultimate Adoption Book Club. This time around, we read The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis. Here are t ... Read on »
False Alarm by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility  I was minding my own business on Friday night when I received a provocative email. The subject line said, “Possible Situation” and when I saw  that the email was from ... Read on »
How Sweet It Is! by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Just in time for tax season. Okay, I know this is not a sexy topic but I have good news. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the impending sunset of the adoption tax cred ... Read on »
Open Adoption Interview Project by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Welcome! If you are stopping by as part of International Leave a Comment Week , I’m thrilled that you did! I’m really looking forward to reading your comments, shari ... Read on »
The Long Two Week Wait by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility  This week, Nadia and I will enter into a sort of “extended two week wait.” All of our paperwork has been submitted to the courts, which means that we are free to begin ... Read on »
Happy Blogaversary! by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Three years ago today, I launched Egg Drop. At the time, I naively thought  I would be the only woman blogging about how desperately I wanted to get pregnant. LMAO ... Read on »
This Week’s Moment: Please Don’t Watch this Sunset by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Please read this post until the end to get a gold star. Generally, I stay away from politics. I don’t think that I’ve ever written an overtly political blog post, exce ... Read on »