Friday, March 26, 2010

On again, off again, on again, maybe

One of the many parts of adoption is being flexible, and this is exactly what we are trying to do.
We recently found out that the visas that are being issued to the children in Ethiopia are taking a very long time and may not be issued in time for the children to be able to come in July. 2 days ago, I thought that there was no may the kiddos were going to be able to come but last night I found out that things are looking better. I wish that I could post a picture of the sweet faces who are waiting for forever homes but I cannot. Please pray, send good thoughts, anything, our way. We are desperate.

Friday, March 19, 2010

We did it!

Our application is in, some paperwork signed. Need a notary on one. Now playing the waiting game!! It was so hard going through the binder of available children and trying to pick the one that will hopefully be perfect for our family. We know that it is not in our hands any longer and we are at peace with that. What I can tell you is that the 3 girls we picked were all 7 years old and gorgeous. Regardless of who we are matched with we will hopefully be spending all of July with a beautiful little girl from Ethiopia.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Just pictures

2 days and 2 hours

Wahoo!! Just got word that the portfolios that have available children for the Summer Of Hope program will be available on Wednesday!! Wahoo!! I can't wait to be able to look at all of those precious faces of the children who will be coming to Idaho for the summer. Squeee!!! One step closer to another girl in this house. Happy dance.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hard time

I know that it is only the beginning but we/I have had 4 people tell us how awful we are to take in an older child into our home. Keep in mind that only one of these people have already done it and it went horribly bad. No my family story so I will not share in on my blog.
I have already been defending international adoption for some time but it is so much more personal to me now. This is NOT a spur of the moment decision, we have been talking about this for awhile now. If you really want to know the details, years have been spent going over this. I get it. I really do. But when out find out someone is pregnant do you immediately tell them stories about how awful infants are, how they will ruin your life, how this is the worst thing that can ever happen?!?
On a better note. Our dear friends found out that they will be adopting baby #2 any day now!! We cannot wait to meet the new little guy!!