Plane ride to parenthood

by Beth Shepherd
( March 12th, 2013 )

Leavin on a jetplane
One year ago, on March 12, we received a call from our adoption agency with the date we were to appear in court to finalize the adoption of our daughter. Less …

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Now serving ticket H-16: Spending the day at the Office of Immigration

by Beth Shepherd
( July 11th, 2011 )

Office of Immigration Tukwila, Washington “Now serving ticket H-5 at counter number 11” says the electronic voice over the loudspeaker. Then we hear a ringing ping, like a finger tapping on a crystal goblet.

“Now serving ticket H-6 at counter number 11.”

Big …

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Crime and punishment

by Beth Shepherd
( April 16th, 2010 )

“Now serving ticket number H1 at counter 11.” “Now serving ticket number H2 at counter 11.”

Office of ImmigrationBig Papa and I were tickets number H21 and H22 respectively as we sat in the waiting room at the Tukwila, ...

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