Thursday, February 28, 2008

Beginning my Blog

OK, for those of you who have been asking, I'm starting my blog! I'm glad that all of you are anxious to join us on our journey. Here's our story for those of you who don't know us.

Recently, while looking on a waiting child list, I saw the picture of a little boy who stole my heart. He is a special needs child who is listed as having "nerve deafness". A perfect match for us, as I am an Audiologist. While looking at his picture I noticed that his birthday was the same as our older son's!

On January 23rd, my younger daughter's birthday, the agency called and offered us his file to review. Although he is listed as having a hearing loss, there is no audiological information in his file. No hearing test at all. So we don't have any idea as to the degree of his heairng loss. After great thought and consideration, we decided to proceed with adopting him! We do not already have a completed dossier, we have only just begun the process. So, it'll be a while before we get to bring him home. It feels like going to be forever!

The process is under way. The birth certificates and marriage certificate are ordered. The Letters of Good Conduct have been requested. The letters of reference are being written. My homemaker letter has been written. I've collected many of the necessary documents for the social worker who will be coming next week. And then we'll wait..................................


Michelle said...

I haven't stopped crying....LOVE to your whole family.

Joanne C. said...

Yeah! A new blog to follow and a new "friend" to look forward to. We are all thrilled for your family.... can you be more perfect for this new little guy?
Joanne C.

Joanne said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are thrilled for you and your family!
Welcome to blog-world :)

Anonymous said...

M & B ,

I am sosososo happy for you guys. Our "family" here is growing. Can't wait to meet Wen... have you decided on his name yet??? I love your blog...perfect


Sherri, Todd & Sam said...

Congratulations....Welcome to a whole new world of Blogging. I have followed Meaghan's Journey and I would love to follow yours as well. I'm so very happy for you and your family. GOD IS GOOD!!

Vicky said...

Welcome to blog land AND the world of Chinese adoption. We are so happy for you and your family. We cant wait to see Wen's picture !!

Vicky & Emily
from music class

Erika said...

We are so excited for your whole family . I am sure he will only add magic to your lives. Can't wait to see a picture of Wen.
Congratulations !!!!

Love Erika and family

PletcherFamily said...

Congratulations to adopt a little boy from China! We follow Meghan and Mia's blogs and saw you were adopting a little boy! We adopted a little boy from China last August and it has been a wonderful experience! You are welcome to check out blog to see him and our other children!
Good luck with your journey!

Jodee Leader said...

Congratulations and welcome to blogland!

Barbie said...

Congratulations! I love to see the boys coming HOME!! Can't wait to see a picture of your new son.