Tuesday, March 27, 2007

They're going to be ours!

Today we signed and faxed off our adoption referral acceptance letters!



We have decided to adopt two toddlers. A little boy, whom I'll call "Bear" who is a little over two years old and a little girl, I'll refer to as, "Lem Lem" who is a little less than two years.

We're thrilled. It just feels right.

Last Wednesday the package we had be waiting for arrived late in the afternoon. It contained referral paperwork and videos. We poured over the information and watched the videos and then we had a family discussion. Yesterday we took the information we had about the two children we felt like God was leading us to adopt to a terrific pediatrician with experience in international adoption and referrals. She was so incredibly helpful, even gave us her home phone number to use in the event we have more questions! As Dr. S. didn't send up any red flags, we felt comfortable proceeding. So today we faxed off the acceptance forms.

Now we wait. The next step is being assigned a court date in Ethiopia. Please keep us in your prayers. Until the kids are safe at home with us, nothing is a guarantee. Many unwanted things can happen - paperwork snafus, health issues, unseen legal problems, serious illness, etc. - that might delay or even prevent us from bringing these babies home.

I wish I could show you pictures of our new little ones. But our agency requires us to wait until the children are legally ours to do so. Believe me, as soon as I can, I will.

If you'd like to read the rest of the our adoption story, just follow the "Adoption" link a the bottom of this post.

15 comments:

Beck said...

You know, I'm SO excited for you! And did you get my email yesterday? I did get the one with your address this morning and The Girl is very enthusiastic about getting a letter out right away.

Shalee said...

Hallelujah!!!! Now I get to pray for the homecoming...

Susanne said...

Ann, I am so incredibly excited for you! It will be like having twins. Praying that their journey to you is supernaturally quick with no delays. I can hardly wait to see the pictures.

Lori said...

Wow, congratulations! I'm off to read the beginning of your adoption story next.

Jamie said...

Ann,

saw your comment on Owlhavens blog - had to stop over and say CONGRATS! That is very exciting.

Ethiopian children are so incredibly beautiful.

Good luck in your wait for court date.

Jamie

Owlhaven said...

Congrats!!

Mary

MP2 said...

Congratulations!!!! I can't wait to see pictures. And best wishes for a smooth wait.
MP

shell said...

how exciting! we brought home two toddler boys last july-what fun it is! please email if you have any questions (we went through cwa as well)

meredith said...

Oh Yay! This is very happy news I hope all goes well and quickly now.

DeAnna said...

Oh how exciting!!! I'll definitely be praying for everything to work out smoothly and quickly!! Can't wait to see pictures of your 2 newest little ones.

Mieneke said...

Oh WOW!! I am so incredibly delighted for you! This is wonderfull! Sending you lots of positive thoughts and light in hopes the process will run smoothly for you and that you may hold your new children in your arms soon!

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Renee said...

WOWWW!!!!

Yippeee!!!

Praise the Lord!!! \o/

You are going to have so much FUN!

Blessings,
Renee

Jody said...

Oh my gosh! I have missed so much in the last few weeks of husband induced blog exile!

Congratulations!! I can't wait to see the children!

Overwhelmed! said...

Ann, this is so exciting! Best of luck with the waiting! :) I can't wait until you're allowed to share pictures with us. :)

5KidMom said...

This is outstanding news!! I am way behind on reading blogs lately. I'm sorry I missed it when you made your announcement. I just want to make sure you know I am still here, still praying, and VERY excited!!!!!