When Misha Rubin and his husband decided to adopt, they expected some ups and downs going through the process. But even they were surprised by how things played out last November.
They had just landed in Morocco for a vacation when they got a call saying the twin girls they were adopting had arrived ahead of schedule. Five flights later, they were back in Florida, only to find that the girls, born at 33 weeks, needed to stay in the hospital for an undetermined amount of time.
Rubin, a partner at Ernst & Young LLP, arranged with his team to work remotely from Cape Coral for a month until the girls could travel to New York. "Everybody was very supportive. The message to me was, 'Do whatever you need to do,' " he said.
Rubin has since asked his managers to limit him to assignments with no travel, and he tries to avoid too many evening events because he wants to put the girls to bed at night.