I haven't blogged in a very long time. SORRY! It has been a wild ride around here. There has been so much going on that it is hard to decide where to start. I guess I'll start with an update on our adoption stuff!
First there is our little "C". His stuff has FINALLY gone to ICPC (Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children). Well, it is supposed to have already gone. I don't guess there is any real way to know for sure until our agency gets the notification to send our stuff in for this side of it. I have some updated pictures. The foster mother was doing well at emailing and letting me know about stuff. She asked for pictures to be sent for him. Then NOTHING! She accepted a new placement of a little one that is in the hospital. I know she is spending a lot of time there. I worry about my little "C" though. I wonder if he is getting the email cards and pictures I sent. I am going to send some stuff by mail since I'm not getting anywhere by computer. I know she picks up the cards (I get notifications), but I never hear a word back. It is driving me bonkers! I want him to have a smooth transition. God is in control I remind myself.
The other major news is that we are adopting 4 children from Eastern Europe. There names are Paula (age 4), Anjelina (age 5), Nicholas (age 8), and Ahnja (age 8). I really don't even know for sure if that is their real names. Sometimes children listed internationally are given different names for the listings. I do know that they all have Down Syndrome. I started a new blog to just detail their adoption so here is the link http://godsrainbowsinourlives.blogspot.com/ . We have never done an international adoption. We are scared and excited. We feel a lot of urgency to get everything done has quickly as possible because we don't know a lot about their situations. We know that Paula's situation is probably the most urgent. She is doesn't walk, talk, or do much of anything it seems.
If anyone else is interested in adoption of children with Down Syndrome or other special needs, then I highly advice that you go and take a look at Reece's Rainbow. I will try to get some of their stuff on my page soon to make it easier. There are lots of links on my other blog already. Don't hesitate. Children are waiting and they don't have the time that we do here.
I'll try to do better about posting and do some other posts to get everyone up to speed soon!