Saturday, July 30, 2011

One World Adoptions

So, I thought you might be interested in the organization that we chose to help us with our adoption.  After lots, and lots and lots....did I mention lots?....of research we narrowed down to three organizations that we really liked.  We sent out e-mails to families from each one and had a list of questions for each family.  It was so interesting to hear each family's experience bringing home their child.  What an adventure we know we are about to start after hearing these stories! 

After compiling information, One World Adoptions really stuck out to us as a place we'd like to work with.  Click here for their website.

Here is the link to the Congo adoption program that we will be participating in:
I've spent a lot of time talking with Terri, who will be our Program Director.  Terri has extensive experience in international adoption, and has adopted 8 children from Brazil, Haiti, Kazakhstan, and the US.  What a wonderful feeling it is to know that she truly will know what we'll be going through during this time.

While it seems forever away, we will be praying that God will eventually lead us to this orphanage to pick up our son.  From discussions with other "Congo" families, this is a really well-run orphanage and we are excited to be a part of their success. 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Here We Go....

Well, I'm done fighting against the pull.  Done with my own personal excuses.  No more, "when the baby is (x) old" or "when summer is over" or the ever-popular "when we have more money saved."   Have you ever had that still small voice telling you it's time, act now, time is wasting?  I've had it for a couple years now.  It tells me my baby is out there.  He's in a place far away and we need to go get him.  So here we are.  International Adoption.  The research is done, the country is picked, the application is mailed and the costs have begun.  Now all my heart has left to think about is.....where is my baby sleeping tonight.  Is he hungry?  Is he cold?  Does he know that I already love him?

We are excited.  Intimidated.  Happy!  We're coming precious boy!