Sunday, August 21, 2011

A break in silence

I've always thought of myself and as someone who has a tough time keeping a secret when it comes to something I'm excited about.  It turns out that description is a better fit for my husband.

After months of stalking advocacy boards, budgeting, begging, and most of all enjoying our beautiful daughter Jason and I have decided to move forward with a second adoption!  I thought I'd have a hard time keeping this little nugget of info to myself, but Jason shared with a large group of people on Friday, only a day after sending in our pre-application to WACAP.  Seems appropriate that we'd now announce it to the world.  It's one of those "shout it from the rooftop moments" I suppose.  It's one of the moments I never dreamed I'd experience and now get to enjoy twice!

The really exciting part is that while Jason was enjoying his Friday evening and sharing this fun news, I was at home unwinding from a busy work week.  Sounds exciting so far, right?  Well, the exciting part came at about 9:00pm when I received an email from our agency stating that they reviewed our application and had many children who seem to meet our needs and offered for us to view files!  I thought we'd be taking things slow and then WHAM! we were offered files.  I am holding off on this until we are a little further into the process because I couldn't stand to be matched and then make a little one wait so long for us to get there.  It was still exciting to know we had the option to view files when we're ready.  I'm hoping to talk to agency and get more info this week.

On a different note, we've been asking Sophie for months "do you want a brother or sister?"  We asked most recently on Saturday morning and she said "sister," her very consistent answer.  I decided to switch it up and ask "do you want a boy or a girl?"  This time she said "boy."  Well...there it was...all of those times she'd said "sister" became meaningless.  She had no idea what she was saying!  Well, about 30 minutes later, she said "mommy, not a boy, a girl!"  Turns out the girl may be on to something.  We will see...  We are much more open to genders, needs, and even age this go around.  We have tossed around the idea of two children but I'm not sure what the future holds, or for that matter what the agency would allow.  Right now we know there is at least ONE breathtakingly beautiful little baby waiting for us to bring them home.


Christy and Kevin

Congrats! Sophie will be so thrilled to have a baby brother or sister! Prayers are with you guys! Keaton has his jealous pants on sometimes , but loves his new brother! He grew so much by us taking him on the trip to get his brother. The bonding for the 2 proved our best decision to include him too! I will keep following!

Stacy and Jason

Thanks Christy! Kanah is beautiful by the way. I just saw that you have already traveled. Amazing!


congratulations! How exciting for you all! I hope that your journey to your new child is swift and easy!


So happy for you guys! The more the merrier!
Take Care,