Sunday, March 28, 2010

Getting Things Ready...

Sean and Tony painted the boys room yesterday and it looks GREAT! It is light brown on the bottom and a medium blue on top and it is exactly what I wanted. GO BOYS!!!! I went shopping today and picked out cribs for the room and Sean is going to go get them sometime this week. I also bought some toys and some clothes for them. I feel like we are finally making a progress and that they will be here before we know it. We really have to start making some decisions about names and get that part out of the way.

I mailed out our first set of documents to Nashville to get apostilled yesterday and I am very interested to see what the turn around time is. This won't be our last mailing for apostilles, so it is important to know exactly how long it takes.

I am going to add more pictures of the rest of my "crew" to show you all the whole picture. I have two nieces and one nephew that are a big part of my inspiration to adopt. I will add their pictures when I actually have a digital pic of all of them (don't want to leave anyone out).

Will update again in a few days!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Why adopt from another country?

This is probably the most asked question, so I will tackle it first. First of all, we did not really plan on adopting. Our children are almost grown and we had a totally different plan. We were going to sell the house and travel and just see where we landed after the kids moved out of the house. I learned of a christian ministry for orphans with down syndrome from a friend and went and checked out their website ( and my life instantly changed. I read about the life that these babies have (or lack of) and how they are sent to mental institutions when they turn four, where most of them die, and it not only broke my heart, but it called me into action. I didn't sleep well for several days and I was obsessed with thinking about all of these babies that are just laying over there dying. I gently approached Sean about it and at first, he thought I had lost my mind. But after looking and reading, he was all for it. I came across Anton's picture and thought he looked a lot like Sean, so he was the first baby that we inquired about. The response was "We are so happy that you asked about him; No one has ever asked or inquired about him at all." Well, that sealed the deal and we committed to adopt him soon after that. Next, we kept looking at the pictures and reading about the other babies and even though we felt good about Anton, we still felt like we could take on at least one more....Enter David. We soon asked about him and found out that he and Anton spend most of their time together and we then committed to him, too.

Well, that is a little bit of how it came to be....


Welcome to our blog....please be patient because we have no idea what we are doing. We started the adoption process at the end of November and are just now starting to blog about it. To get you up to date, we have completed our homestudy (passed with flying colors) and are awaiting our "golden ticket". We just mailed our first set of documents today to the state capital to be apostilled. Wish us luck with our blog!