Thursday, August 21, 2008

Molly is ours!




It has been a whirlwind 24 hours. I innocently called the Adoption agency to enquire about a little girl on the waiting child list and before hanging up the phone asked our case worker if there were a lot of families looking to adopt a little girl with a hearing impairment. She told me that they had just rec'vd information on a little girl that is available and she would email it to me. So I sat there...waited for the email to hit....opened the picture and knew instantly. That was my girl. I cant explain it...you look at kids pictures day after day, month after month, year after year, and you hear about how this happens. You hear about the "click" that people experience when they see a picture of the child that they are meant to have and there she was.

I picked up the phone to call R. and the rest of the day was a whirlwind of phone calls and IM's to my sister, Darla a speech therapist, experts in audiology and working with the Deaf, our pediatrician...and by the end of the evening...we knew what we were still afraid to say outloud. This little girls is ours. End of Story.

This process has taken us on a three year goose chase...and here is hoping that this blog is the beginning of the end of that chapter.

On to the good stuff.

So what is next. First, the official acceptance from the CCAA..which from what I am told is not a big deal at all. Then the final figure of what money we will need...that one is going to hurt....and then awaiting our Travel Authorization. We hope to have her home by Christmas 2008. Just in time for her third birthday!

1 comment:

The Gang's All Here! said...

So cute! And congrats on the LOI - welcome to the rollercoaster of waiting to wait. :) tee hee.