Friday, July 20, 2007
7 Days and Counting
Here we are, 7 days to the start of our fantastic journey, and I'm finally posting a blog for our friends and those interested about our story to pick up our first child. Born on Feb 23rd of this year, we will travel approximately 10,000 miles and 33 1/2 hours to meet and add to our family a little baby boy who was handpicked for us!! Who are we? We are John & Gen, along with our prancing papillons Tazzie and Sydney, dreaming about the children we will call our own.
We are going to Kyrgyzstan in 7 days to meet our BABY!! We first heard about him when he was just 2.5 months, and he was a whopping 7 lbs!! We're happy to report he's gained and at just past 4 months he is now 11 lbs.
We started the process back in September by attending an adoption orientation where we learned about attachment issues, adoption political correctness, and cultural sensitivity. All very interesting. We invited a social worker into our home in November to be scrutinized as approvable parents, and were written for a positive homestudy on Jan 8th, 2007. Just as we were filling out our paperwork, we decided to switch the country to adopt from, and finally got our paperwork in after being notarized and apostisealed sent on Jan 22nd, 2007 to be translated and legalized by the department of state and then the Kyrgyzstan embassy. Then we waited to hear about the child destined to be ours. On May 8th, we got a call and YAHOO, we had a little boy to consider! On May 11th, we decided to accept him and now just 11 weeks later, we are going to pick him up!!!