"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, February 13, 2010

To Add, and HOW To Add. That WAS the Question.

   Well, as many of you may know, Amy and I have struggled through the pregnancies of the boys, and have suffered 3 losses along the way.  However, since we both feel that our family is not complete, we have decided that the best way to add to our family is through adoption.  After much prayer, discussion, and research we have chosen to pursue an international adoption fron China.  It will be a long journey, but one we are very excited about.  
   We have an informational packet arriving in the mail within a few days that will provide us with more details about the process.  The process will not officially begin until next August, after Amy's 30th birthday, because Chinese law states that both parents be at least 30 years old before any paperwork is submitted.  Around December of this year, though, we will start with the application and further assembly of our dossier, the paperwork and information that will be submitted to China.
   Once the paperwork is all finished and submitted we begin the waiting game.  Currently the official wait time is 40 months.  This means that from now, we are looking at a 5-6 year wait until our big day.  This will most likely be the hardest part, obviously.  But we are ready. 
   Honestly the part I am most excited about is the fact that we will be getting our girl finally!  I love my boys more than anything, but it is no secret that I have also always wanted a daughter.  
   So, talk about an adventure huh?  But we are ready and very excited about it all.  This blog will not only serve as a fun way to update everyone about our family, but also a way to update everyone about the adoption process and share the journey!  Well, that's enough big news for now.  Time to get the boys ready for bed and watch last night's Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics on TiVo!  Talk to you later!  Bye.

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