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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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Thank You, Ms. B! by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Okay, so I did watch the Oscars last night. And I wore my wonderful jeans and t-shirt and then I had a costume change and I changed into my very plush pjs. Sandra Bull ... Read on »
What Are You Wearing Tonight? by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Okay, tonight is the big night. It’s the night that Hollywood decides who should go home with the Golden Statue. This year there are 10 nominations for best picture, inc ... Read on »
This Week’s Teachable Moment: Seeking Balance by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Okay, so I have another teachable moment to share this week. Last week, I met with a dear friend who is fully up to date our adoption plans. She is someone who has b ... Read on »
What is a Successful Open Adoption? by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I am participating in Heather’s Open Adoption Roundtable . For this round Lori of Weebles Wobblog reached back through time to a post I wrote  these many months ago af ... Read on »
Shameless Plug by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility  Guess whose has a two blurbs in the March/April issue of Adoptive Famililes Magazine? I am proud to say that I was asked to submit a  review of wordpress blogging s ... Read on »
This Week’s Teachable Moment: The Ones Who Love You by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Okay, as I’ve said in several recent blog posts, Nadia and I just returned from a trip to the Caribbean (see gratuitous photos to prove it!) where we spent time with my f ... Read on »
Welcome Back! by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Nadia and I are back from our sunny vacation in the Caribbean and it was fantastic.  I will post pictures and stories later.   While we were away, I was nominated for ... Read on »
Join the Club! by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Okayso we haven’t left for the Caribbean just yet. And with all this snow outsideI’m hopeful that we will get to fly out of here tomorrow. My fingers and toes are crossed. ... Read on »
In Anticipation of A Teachable Moment by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility  Nadia and I are busily preparing for our trip to the Caribbean to see my family. I’m pretty convinced that I will have much to share when I return in two weeks. This is m ... Read on »
Haitian Orphans and My Infertility: What’s the Connection? by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility As the death toll reaches 200,000 in Haiti after the January 12th earthquakeand as we continue to see pictures of the survivors who muddle through this unthinkable heartbr ... Read on »
Paper Milestones by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Okay, so we hit a milestone this week.  Yesterday, I sent the bulk of our paper work to our attorney. She will put everything together and file a petition with the cou ... Read on »
An Awkward, Teachable Moment? by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This week’s column is a little different than the others. I”m not sure if this a teacable moment or just an awkward moment but here goes…   I was having lunch with thr ... Read on »
It’s All Good! by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So Nadia was doing laundry and look what she found outside our laundry room… A bassinet. An (almost) new bassinet that snaps into a stroller. It’s beautiful. ... Read on »
Help Needed with This Week’s Teachable Moment: Donor Egg vs. Adoption by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Okay, so this time I need your help because I wasn’t sure how to respond when I tripped over this week’s adoption moment. I was speaking with an adoptive mom who happe ... Read on »
Telling Dad by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It wasn’t too bad, even though I had been dreading it for a few months. Last night Nadia and I dined with Dad and we planned to tell him the big news–about our plans t ... Read on »
Embracable, Teachable Moments by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility “We don’t give up our babies,” she said. These words were spoken to me by a very, very dear friend who is an African American senior (senior=older than 65). She sa ... Read on »
Innocent, Teachable Moments by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Even though it hasn’t been that long, since I stopped trying to conceive and started down the adoption path, during this short period, I’ve heard a lot of ‘comments about ... Read on »
The Home Study, Part I by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility As I told you in a previous post, before our social worker arrived for our home study, Nadia and I feverishly cleaned and polished everything  in our house like never befo ... Read on »
Resolutions by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So, Nadia asked me what my New Year’s resolution would be for 2010 and I told her I had none. “What?” she said, “you are the most goal oriented person I know.” “ ... Read on »
Homestudy Jitters by Eva .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility One of the things about the adoption process that is strikingly different than the TTC process is that there is a lot of paperwork.   Often couples celebrate every paper m ... Read on »