Wednesday, February 28, 2007

We got a referral!!!

As I was walking home from picking my son up from school this afternoon, I heard my cell phone ringing. What's funny is that I don't usually bring it with me when I pick him up. It just happened to be in my coat pocket. Well, turns out it was my caseworker telling me about a little boy from Ethiopia. It was amazing that while my little girl was making noise and my son was telling me all about his day and cars were going by, the world could stop and be silent as I heard the information about my little boy.
I called my husband right away and we both went to our computers to look at his picture together for the first time. There are no words to explain how both of us can just fall in love instantly with a picture of a little boy half way around the world, but we did.
Of course we'll need to send his medical information to our doctor before we accept, but I just can't image not accepting it. He's beautiful. His eyes are so sad and in need of someone to just hold him and love him. We can't wait to bring him home!!!!
Thank you God! Please continue to keep us in your favor.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Why is this adoption different?

A little over a year ago, we had the amazing privilege of bringing our daughter home from Guatemala. The experience was amazing!! Ana is now 21 months old and such a joy to have in our family. Her older brother and her have so much love for each other. We started the process a little less then two years ago. When we told our families they were very excited and supportive of us!
Fast forward to the present day. We are adopting again, but this time from Ethiopia. When we told our families this time, the reaction was much different. Silence. A lack of interest from several family members.
It's hard for me not to wonder why? Is it because it's so soon to adopt again? Is it because it's Ethiopia? Is it because we will now have three children that have three different ethnic backgrounds?
My husband and I are well aware that the choices we have made are not traditional or even common to most people, but I still think we deserve the respect to make those decisions.
We are just trying to stay in God's favor and follow His will for our lives.

Waiting for referral

Things are going very smoothly so far in our adoption process. Our dossier has been sent to Ethiopia and we are now waiting for the call from our caseworker about a little boy. It should be in the next couple of weeks. I can't wait to know who he is and his name and how old he is. It will make it very real.
We are so excited!!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Fear of Blogging

I can't believe I'm actually doing this. I've been reading so many other people's blogs. Especially about their adoption journeys. When I read them I can't help but think of how cool it would be to have my own, but then fear sets in about who in the world would want to read it? But, here I am giving it a try anyway.
I thought it would be fun to have a blog about our journey of adopting our little boy from Ethiopia. So here it goes......