Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The first day of school

Well, today was the first day of school for my son. He was up at 6 am (bus doesn't come until 8:45) he was so excited. 2nd grade is a big deal to him. He was so excited to get to wear his new sneakers. Nothing else excited him but those sneakers. lol I was so excited that I did the Cha Cha when I saw that great big yellow bus driving down my street. But seriously, I am excited for him this year. He has a good teacher and he has some of his good friends in his class and he makes First Holy Communion. So this will be a great one for us. But now the running begins all over again. We just returned from his first soccer practice. He loves soccer. Plus he starts Fall Baseball soon. Now he wants to join a bowling league for the winter. So we will be very busy these next few months. But I'm glad, he loves it all and I love it because it makes him happy.
I just hope when I bring his sister home that she just likes Dance for now. lol I hope she loves sports as much as her big brother. With the size of my family, we will have no problem. Thank god for big families that live so very close.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

We got our LID

Well, we got the call today that we have a LID. August 9th, 2006. We are very happy and ready to relax a bit. It was really funny how I was told that we have a LID. I e-mailed my agency over the weekend to let them know what was happening with the Crazy people and they called me today to discuss MY CONCERNS with OUR adoption and also to talk about my concerns for the other families involved with adoptions through them. As we talked for a very long time it was finally time to hang up and right before I hung up the phone I was told that we have a LID. It was a very good phone call as far as I was concerned. This is what it is all about. Hearing that you are one step closer to bring home your child. There is no better feeling.

Monday, September 04, 2006

It takes all kinds

I have been trying to keep off the boards and not get involved with all the bull---- that is out here but I have to say that sometimes you just have to open your mouth. International Adoption is a very hard process on it's own, but when you have people out there doing things to "stir up the pot" it's just adding more negativity to this process. There is a situation going on that involves my agency and ultimately will affect us in the long run. I felt that I should try to halt any further damage so that not all of us will suffer. Well, I have to say that I was attacked. It blows my mind that 2 people that none of us know will maybe cause all of us to not be able to adopt. As everyone knows, we are DTC on July 17th, 2006. After these 2 people get done what they set out to do, my DTC and hopefully soon our LID will not mean anything. I have nothing to do with what is happening between these 2 people, but boy will I suffer when they are both done. I was taught to mind my own business and let everyone do what it is that they must do. I was also taught never to intentionally hurt someone. I guess these 2 missed those lessons. I am really angry. My husband told me not to say anything to these 2 as did my agency, but I thought that since we are all adults and trying to accomplish the same things that it would be ok to voice my concerns, well I guess I was wrong and to think that I felt bad for each of these women.
Lets just hope that we all finish this process and bring our children home. Which was why we are all here in the first place. To bring our children home.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Even More Confused

Well, I had made my decision on the SN child that we were interested in last week and I called my agency to let them know that we were not going to take the referral and the agency told me that the medical info we had was incorrect. Some of the children's pictures got matched up with the wrong medical reports. Well, I almost fell off the chair. Of course the little girl we had was involved with the mix up. When they told me what her real SN was I cried. It was one of the things I feared most. I asked for the new medical report anyway. I hand delivered it to the Specialist myself on Friday afternoon. We have not heard anything yet since it's a holiday weekend. Hopefully we will hear from him this Tuesday or Wednesday. This is so very hard. We fell in love with this beautiful little girl. We look at her picture everyday and we really want to take her home. I am hoping beyond hope that the Dr. gives us some good news. Asking everyone that reads this to keep your fingers crossed for us.