Monday, February 7, 2011

Woo Hoo!!!!!

Wow, what a weekend!
We had our last visit with our home study writer on Saturday evening and she is recommending us for adoption!!!!!  Not only that but she had the draft written up yesterday!  So, basically the home study agency has to go over it and pass it on to our Chinese adoption agency who will review it and give us the OK to send off the immigrations form.  This is a HUGE step.  We are so grateful that our home study writer was such a nice person and actually fun to spend a few hours with:)  She was also so gracious in putting all of our visits into one week and writing the home study so quickly.

On to other more heart tugging news.  Click on Teresa's blog button on the side bar to read a bit more about Min.  Oh My Goodness!  If we hadn't been planning on sending a photo book as soon as we have immigration approval, we would now!  I am so grateful for this family, this mom in particular.  She found our daughter a home.  She loved her before we did.  She advocated for her.  She took great pictures of her to share with people here in the US.  With adopted daughters of her own and in particular Teresa who needs our prayers so desperately, this Mom is still spreading the news about Min to help get her home as soon as possible.

Teresa was adopted last July.  My husband and I were talking after reading the blog post about Min last night.  What a long year.  To see your friend go home.  Who knows how many of Min's friends have been adopted.  How many times has Min wondered when it will be her turn to have a family?  Not for too much longer!  WOO HOO!!!!

The Waiting Child by Debbie Bodie
I saw you meet your child today
You kissed your baby joyfully
And as you walked away with her
I played pretend you'd chosen me.

I'm happy for the baby,
yet inside I"m aching miserably
I want to plead as you go by,
``Does no-one want a child of three?"

I saw you meet your child today
In love with her before you met
And as I watched you take her out
I knew it wasn't my turn yet.

I recognize you from last year!
I knew I'd seen your  face before!
But you came for a second babe.
Does no-one want a child of four?

I saw you meet your child today
But this time there was something new
A nurse came in and took MY hand
And then she gave my hand to you.

Can this be true?
I'm almost six!
And there are infants here you see?
But then you kissed me and I knew
The child you chose this time was me.
Poem Copyright

1 comment:

  1. Hi Bridget: I would love to take notes and get any hints about how you have managed to expedite your process. We have been agency matched with a 7 year old boy who has extremely complex CHD and may or may not be operable. Clearly, every day makes a difference with these kids. Would love to correspond with you.