Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sooo impatient!!!!

So, this waiting game and I are not gonna do well together! I mailed off our agency contract on Friday, along with our first big check. Finally today I emailed to see if they haf received it. Yup, it's there, they advised me I would be hearing from our consultant and we'd get our next steps given to us. Um ok, WHEN?!?! I did my part, now hurry up and call me!!!! I just gotta keep telling myself, I'm not their only client. Today a friend of ours got to meet their new son, I am so excited for them! It's gonna be an amazing day when we get to meet our little girl! In the meantime, my boys are keeping me busy while we wait! Between the 3 of them, we are "enjoying" the flu, the stomach bug, and double ear infection. They are troopers though, everyone is still smiling!

Friday, January 11, 2013

my angels

Tonight I submitted the paperwork off to our agency and sent off some money!  It's really happening people!  We also came across a beautiful little girl that is looking for a home, she is located in Africa.  We have the option to place a hold on her which will give us first dibs on her medical history and then if it seems she will fit into our family then we can go ahead and proceed with our adoption through Africa.  Basically we have to decide whether we want to go through China or Africa now!  So many decisions and none to be taken lightly!  For now I think we will proceed with China as planned but keep Africa in the back of our minds.  So today was officially "day 1" of our adoption process.... WOW!  :-)

I'll leave you with this photo of my precious kiddos from Christmas...... I love how they keep talking about their little sister and what fun things we'll do when she comes home!  Butterflies are just about nonstop these days!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

the plan


Over the last couple of months I've talked to multiple agencies, looked at a million sites, considered multiple countries, done a lot of soul searching, and we have come down to only this: China.  And not just China, but special needs.  
  We are hoping to get a little girl, no older than 3.  To say that we are excited is an understatement!  My husband and I literally get giddy when we talk about it.  Our oldest two children are excited, however, they have high expectations.  For example, my 4yr old would prefer that we get a boy with leaves on his ankles ~ thank you creators of The Odd Life of Timothy Green! :)
In all seriousness, the kids are super excited!
So this week our task is to fill out our agency application, select special needs that we feel we are equipped to handle, and itemize our assets.  That last part will be the most difficult!  We have a lot of "stuff"!  Wish me luck with that one! 

If you know of any families out there going through the same stages as my family that have a blog, link me up with them! I'm sure that I'll be able to use the encouragement through out this journey, and will love having someone to talk to who knows exactly what I'm feeling.  

Let the journey begin!!!!!