Thursday, February 26, 2009

2 Years Ago Today...

Two years ago today we officially embarked on this adoption journey. At that time we were excited at the prospect that we could potentially have our new daughter home with us by years end. That wasn't to be. Now however, we're excited once again because in 39 days we will be meeting Olivia for the first time! Bryan, Emily and I will be flying down to Guatemala on April 6th and Olivia will come to stay with us at the hotel while we're there.

Meanwhile, we're scurrying to learn some Spanish! Hopefully we'll learn enough to be able to communicate with her and not scare her off!

We're learning a little bit more about what will be required of us after the June Court hearing (where hopefully it will be decided that Olivia is "adoptable"). There will be a lot more paperwork to do on our part, potentially more visit trips and one in particular where we will be observed (with Olivia) for an undetermined period of time by a social worker and a psychologist to see if we are the right family for her. And oh yes...... more waiting.

So, as we have been since the first day we saw her picture, we are committed to this child and will jump through all the hoops they ask us to. we come!


Traci said...

WOW! How awesome. Have a great time with your precious family and be safe!


The Heinrichs said...

I am so glad you are getting to meet her! I may send a package down with you if you don't mind! Don't worry about the Spanish...she will somehow understand your English! You might want to make her a build a bear that you can record your voice on...(you can even order it online) so she can play it over and over and over again!!!

Stacie said...

Olivia is beautiful and hope things start moving along with her case. I pray everyday for the rest of the children in Guatemala to hurry and come home to their waiting family's. Enjoy your time together!