Guess you can say this is a week of birthdays! My daughter turned 5 ,wow, I can’t believe how time has flown by…seems like just yesterday she walked off the plane from China and into the arms of our famliy! It has been a fabulous journey from start to finish. However, I have to admit the wait was a bit of a killer, the paperwork process was a thesis in and of itself, and oh forget the dossier! All along the way there were hurdles and obstacles, some I never imagined, but it was all good, and after almost 3 years it came to a happy ending. We are so blessed to have her in our lives. She is just like any other child…pure joy with a little sassyness to keep me on my toes. Adoption is a journey of a thousand miles…..with many pit stops along the way…but it is well worth the repeated agony of “are we there yet?” I meet people all the time who ask me about adopting. They are curious about how I got started, why I chose an international adoption, what the requirements are to adopt, and how long until you get a baby? And so, this blog was born…..to share with others the journey, the ups and downs, as well as the many joys! It doesn’t have to become a battle of making it to the finish line in one piece….with all the correct paperwork in hand (that will help of course!). If you are in the right frame of mind, have the necesary tools, and are prepared for the process and the wait, it can be the journey of a lifetime!
Have you adopted? Thought about adopting? Know anybody who has adopted? What was the biggest obstacle? Any idea what the wait times are these days?