Our Adoption Journey!

A journal of our thoughts, feelings and steps in the process of adopting a child with significant special needs.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

More waiting....

We "should" have a date this week for a meeting to be scheduled to meet Andre's team and start planning a transition. I am really hoping it will take significantly less time than it took to get the match meeting scheduled. I know transition is going to be difficult, expecially since Andre can not communicate easily, but I don't think delaying longer and longer will make it any easier, not for any of us. We are all very excited to meet him. Ethan wrote him a very sweet letter in school last week and has even learned to say his name and asks about him all the time. He is even more excited about this than he was about his wish trip. I am hoping that there is a possibility of having him come to the Mother's Day Pow Wow so he can meet some of our out of state family....not sure if that is too much to hope for, but I think it would be awesome for us to all be together as a family by then....it is a little over 9 weeks away. Hopefully soon we will have more news to share.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I couldn't think of a better day to get the news we have been matched with our new son. Now to contain my excitement until the day we get to meet him!!!!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Match Meeting, a wedding and a birthday...

It is going to be busy here (as if it hasn't been the last little while) over the next week and a bit. Our new home study is done and I am very happy with it this time. Our match meeting is just days away (and I am SOOOOOO excited, not nervous) I can not wait! My brother is getting married the day after and it is a renaissance wedding and I need to finish the kids costumes as Helen keeps reminding me ;0) He is the last of eight of us to get married, the one who waited the longest (our two youngest sisters, 11 and 14 years younger! got married last spring) so I am sure it is going to be quite an event. Then next week, my baby, Chloe will be seven years old! I can't believe how much she has grown from the tiny, vulnerable little preemie she was, to this funny bundle of boundless energy and social butterfly. This weekend we will be preparing invitations for her first party where she will get to invite all her friends and she is so excited. She is also excited that for the next two months and a bit she will be "twins" with Mark, as he does not turn eight until the end of April.