Friday, September 10, 2010

Beginning the Journey: Contacting References

So recently Mommy and Daddy have made the decision to find you, our precious little Wǔ (five). There are no guarantees in this journey as of yet, except for the fact that our family yearns for the day when we shall see your face, learn who you are, and cherish you for the rest of your life.

We have applied to several agencies for their information packets. Our top pick arrived with several references. We have contacted every single one, and each of them have such positive things to say about this agency. I think this will be the one we use.

We are still trying to figure out who to use for the home study. There are a few to choose from, and we have heard conflicting information about our top choice. You see little Wǔ, not everyone likes the idea of big families, but we love it! We are trying to find an agency who loves big families as well. You will soon see, big families mean that there is more love to share. That's not to say that there aren't crazy times; every family has those. But we will take the crazy times anyday if it means that we get to rejoice in all of the love we share for each other.

Baba, or Daddy, just turned 29 this week! That means that we can start our paper trail in just 6 months!! And, it also means that in hopefully less than a year, we will be able to submit our dossier and receive our log in date (LID). Our goal is to have it submitted on Baba's birthday next year. Mama has already started to fill out the application for the adoption agency. We pray that it will be approved!

We wonder if you are already out there somewhere. Are you in an orphanage? Are you in your birth mother's womb? We are praying for you. We love you. We can't wait to share with the world that we've found you. Right now, only a few people know that we have started this journey. We are waiting until our paper trail has officially been started. Hopefully by March of next year, we will begin.

Until we meet,
Baba, Mama, Emma, Silas, Lucy, and Joseph


Heather O said...

awww I love this! So special and I love how you are writing to baby Wu! We can't wait to meet you either little one! xoxo

sandie said...

aww!!! i cant wait to meet you :)