Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tomorrow Is The Big Day!

Finally, we received the OK to take Ben from the orphanage tomorrow!  We are so excited to get our hands on him for real.  I've been feeling that the bonding process is at a stand still while we only get short visits.  Getting him back to our apartment, and getting him used to us before we get on the plane home will make his trip less stressful.  It will also give Jim, Ben, and I some concentrated time together before heading back to the busyness of our life at home.  Which we can't wait to get back to, BTW!

We miss our munchkins at home.

The sisters will be throwing him a party next week before we leave.  They want to send him off with a bang, and make sure everyone gets a chance to say goodbye.  The sisters are so sweet, and do such a great job creating a family-like environment for these children.   It's very obvious these children are loved.

{Jim and Ben on our first visit, still not sure about what these strange people are up to}

{Today at the park}

{Mommy and Ben, first day}

We received Ben's new birth certificate and the adoption certificate today.  Also, we applied for Ben's passport, which we can pick up tomorrow.  Things are moving along very nicely so far.  Tomorrow is also blood draw day, then embassy physical Friday.

Hopefully the embassy will be efficient and all three families will be done and out of here by the end of next week.

Thank you for all your prayers and kind words, they mean so much to us.


  1. Congrats to you and your family!! what a BLESSING!! He is so cute!! You all are in my continued prayers!

  2. Love the updates! We will continue to pray for you all!

  3. Big smiles over here! PTL! He cares about every detail and always provides!