Ten years ago today, I arrived at the orphanage in Karakastek, Kazakhstan for the last time.  I had been there a number of times in the days before, meeting and bonding with the child who would become my daughter.  On this day, she’d leave with me, to be with me forever.  Ten years ago yesterday, I stood before a judge in Kazakhstan who granted my petition for adoption.  We  call this our “forever day.”  (In case you’re wondering, Sandy was my first baby… of the four legged-variety.  But that’s a story for another day!)

I had meant to re-post the journal I kept here… but life got in the way.  So, for now (until I have time to move it), you can read it here.  You can also watch part 1 of the video I put together about our journey. (Part 2 will have to wait until I can edit it, as Warner Bros. had you tube remove the audio from one section, as I used The Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand By You” in one section.)

In the second hour of today’s show, I’ll speak with my friend Robert Lamarche, a gay man who was one of the first to legally adopt in Florida!  And perhaps Alison will join in for a few minutes too.

In the first hour, DownWithTyranny‘s Howie Klein will be my guest to talk about his mind-blowing story about the DCCC and how they decide which candidates to support, and which to ignore.  I guarantee you won’t be thankful about that one!