So yea, things have all happened faster than I ever could have imagined!!
On September 9th I did
something I do a few times a month-checking out waiting children's
lists. I figured this would be like any other look I had made in the
past...I see cute kids, one may stand out more than another, but no
child would ever catch my eye enough to inquire on.
Not so this time! There
was this little guy...his smile & eyes lit up the picture. He caught
my eye right away. I read his bio & noticed he was deaf, however
that did not phase me at all. I saved the link to his page, but
thought...no, this isnt the right time, we do not even have a house,
nobody will let us adopt in the middle of building a house. At lunch I
decided to mention something to G about this little guy & show him
the information. He was like what are you waiting for?? Mind you, he has
never said this before. I still sat on it a bit. Then I sent my mom the
link & she too was like go for it!
I kept worrying about the
house stuff, but was like, what the heck...what is the worst that can
happen? They say no. So I put in for more information on this little
man. A day later they called me, however I missed the call. Once I heard
the voicemail, the nerves kicked in..I could not believe this was
happening, we were actually talking about a child.
I called the social
worker back & after a 30 minute conversation, I knew in my heart
that this was my son. I went to G with all the information they provided
me with at the time & got working on our application with the
agency so that we could receive all his medical records. 2 days later we
received his medical records...this began a week of insanity!!!
We started with a friend
of ours that spoke Chinese. We asked him to check the records & make
sure the translation we had received was indeed correct. We then sent
them on to our GP just to see what he thought & if it would be worth
taking on to Cincinnati Children's International Adoption program. The
GP saw what we did...a healthy child, just hard of hearing.
Last Friday, the 20th we
were off work & literally attached at the hip as we awaited the call
from Cincinnati Children's. We had sent his records over 2 days before
so that they may look over everything. We were told the dr. would call
between 11:30-4. This meant we did everything together waiting for this
call. I wanted a smoothie...G went with me :) Finally about 12:30 we
were tired of sitting in our little apt & decided to go to the
outlet mall. We figured that if the dr. called this would be a place
that was easy to walk out & set on a bench somewhere.
At 1:45, when we were
almost to the mall, the dr called! The next 40 minutes were spent in the
car, in the mall parking lot speaking with the dr. After going over any
concerns we may have had & a bunch of little things here &
there, she ended her call by saying: 'hang up the phone & call the
agency right away, do not lose this little guy!'
we had found out the day before that another couple had requested his
records. You know that feeling when you have your first real heartbreak
& you think you just felt your heart actually break in half?? That
was the feeling I had when I found this out. In my heart, I knew this
little guy was meant to be my son & the thought of something
happening killed me.
hung up the phone with the dr., looked at each other & started
crying. It was all coming together...everything was starting to make
sense, he was always meant to be our son. I called the agency right away
& left a message, followed by an email. Within moments our email
started 'blowing' up with emails from different people at the agency.
They stated they would be accepting no further applications on this
little guy & would start moving forward with us.
was spent filling out some paperwork for him, to make sure we were
indeed suitable parents for him. After going through our paperwork, we
received a call on Monday evening congratulating us on being
we start the paperwork & homestudy process. We are trying to do
everything as fast as possible because we want this little guy home with