Adoption Update- The 3 Seasons

“We have a little girl!!!”  That is what Yankee said to me when he called me to tell me we got the anticipated call from our adoption agency. I was on the road traveling to a conference, and I didn’t want to get my hopes up about getting the call from my agency. Of course, my phone was in my hand at all times.  As things go, I saw my phone light up with THE call as I was sitting on a plane, and the boarding doors were closing.  That’s the time when all devices must be put in their airplane mode, and I couldn’t take the call.  I quickly texted my husband to give him a “heads up” that the agency was trying to get in touch with me.  The flight that day to Dallas was the longest flight of my life.

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The moment we landed, I turned my phone on and called my husband.   He had left a message with the agency, and they were going to call him back.  Ahh…..I was trying to act like no big deal, but it was a. very. big. deal.   I got on the shuttle bus to the conference center and waited what seemed like forever.  Thank goodness I sat in the back because Yankee called and said we have a little girl.  Tears of happiness starting coming down my face as he told me all of the details about her.

 

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Due to some guidelines from Thailand, we are unable to show pictures to you and won’t be able to until she is officially our daughter, which can take an additional year after she comes home.  For blog purposes we are calling her “Little Miss” as we would like to keep her real name private for the time being.  Let’s just say we already have a monogram custom designed for her.

 

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I can tell you Little Miss is absolutely adorable, and I can’t wait to hold her in my arms.  She has a full head of hair –  so much that in her pictures you can tell she has already gotten a haircut.  She is currently nine months old, but our last pictures of her were at five months so I know that in the next round of pictures we will get in a couple months, she will already be so much bigger.

 

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Little Miss is in a foster home and has a foster mother that I can tell is giving her lots of love.  We have pictures of the foster mother holding her, and I am comforted knowing my little girl has someone so caring and loving raising her till we can bring her home.

 

 

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Everyone has been asking me what is next, and when will Little Miss be coming home.  The short answer is in around a year.  Right now we are waiting for another set of approval papers to be signed.  That step can take about ten months. Then we will get rolling on filing yet another round of paperwork to get things going on the US side of the adoption.  During this wait, our finger prints will expire (go figure), and we will have to update our home study.  Will it be hard?  Yes, but we know the timeline (give or take), and we will do what can be done and not get frustrated about things we cannot control.

 

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I have already started thinking about little girl rooms and paint colors.  I am going to collect some ideas and  make working on her room a winter project.  We are able to send a very small care package to her every three months which consists of an outfit, a disposable camera, and some pictures.  I had so much fun shopping for her outfit. It was really hard to pick just one, and especially since we aren’t sure of her size.  I’ve never shopped for baby clothes before.

 

Thank you for listening to our adoption story  I will do an update every few months to fill you in on the progress.  Till then I will just smile and look at my daughter’s picture.

To read about our adoption journey click here, here, here.

Cheers!

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    Jordan!! I’m so glad for you! Thank you so much for sharing the news here. What a blessed little girl she is to be joining your family–and how blessed you are to get her! Hallelujah!

  2. Courtney & David Stroman says

    This is AMAZING news! We are so happy & excited for you guys. What a lucky Little Miss! XOXO

  3. Tracey Brancourt says

    CONGRATULATIONS on your daughter, little Miss!!! I look forward on your updates of all things little Miss. How wonderful for you both. Even though I only know you through this blog I feel so happy for your entire family. Congratulations again. Tracey xx

  4. Deena Salvatore says

    Congratulations! This is wonderful news! I can feel your excitement through your written words. You are going to be a wonderful mother and you’re both going to be amazing parents. I hope the time goes quickly for you, but I know it won’t. Good luck and God bless! Deena

  5. says

    Your post gave me goosebumps. It’s so exciting to know you are one step closer. A year seems like forever, but it’s amazing how fast it can go. I hope it does go by quickly and that all the stars align for things to happen without any troubles along the way! She is going to have amazing parents!

  6. Laura Soldato says

    Jordan, I teared up reading this. Little Miss is a lucky lady to have you! It is so cool you are sharing your journey with so many. And in my bias opinion – daughters are awesome :)

  7. carolyn rasnick says

    Your mom shared the good news and I was so happy for you all. I hope the months of waiting will fly by for you! Having a project to tackle will help keep you busy in the meantime. That is one lucky little miss for sure!!
    XO,
    CR

  8. mary crain says

    Fantastic update on Little Miss. Congratulations on your little girl!! She has a big amazing life ahead of her with two amazing parents. I am so happy for you!!

  9. says

    Congrats, this is enormous news!

    I understand it will be sooo hard to wait now, even harder than before. 😀
    If it gets overwhelming, think of it as pregnancy time. You’d wait for 10 whole months anyway.

    Such great news, I am very happy for you.

    Also…pssst? Get all the sleep you can now. 😉

  10. donna says

    Dear Jordan,
    This makes my heart happy. I can only imagine the care and thought that went into the ONE outfit you picked out for your sweet baby girl. It’s so hard to be patient, but It will be here before you know it. Much love to you and your husband.
    xo,
    Donna