Monday, December 3, 2007

So I guess we are really doing this?

On November 29th I put $29 in an envelope earmarked for adoption. It sounds silly, insignificant. But when I did it, it almost took my breath away, the enormity of the moment. We were stepping onto the path, choosing the journey.

We had been talking primarily about Ethiopia and there are a lot of things I really like about the Ethiopia program but then out of nowhere Sean started talking about Thailand. We weren't even sure if Thailand was open for adoptions since you hear so little about it but he kept talking about I started to look into Thailand. And something about it just feels right. There were a lot of things that just clicked. We are going to continue to pray about it but seem to be heading in that direction. I guess it still may not be time for me to get my black babies. We never even discussed brown babies!

Today I called Holt, the agency we would like to use. I had a few basic questions though really I think I just wanted to talk to someone official. Do something official.

And...we can't make it official until Oliver turns two. Thailand has a rule that if you already have children, the youngest must be at least two at the time of application. So we have some time, which is good because we need to save up money anyway and Sean is wanting to take this slow. (Part of what was confirming for us about Thailand is that the process takes a loooong time. Ethiopia's program is pretty quick.) So we are in the 1st of many 'waits' that lie ahead.

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