Sunday, April 4, 2010

In Which We Share Some Exciting News

Happy Easter, everyone!

Since today is a day of renewal and new beginnings, we thought it appropriate to share our exciting news with you today.  Connor is going to be a little brother!  We've officially started the adoption process, and we're working towards adopting a waiting child in Thailand.

She's a four year old little girl who is deaf, and she's in an orphanage near Bangkok.  To respect her privacy I won't be posting any pictures or specifics on her until we (hopefully) are able to complete the adoption process and bring her home.  While we'll be keeping her Thai name, we've chosen an American name as well: Sylvia (Sylvie as a nickname), that I'll be using on the blog and that she could choose to use later if she wants. 

It will take between nine and eighteen months to complete the adoption process, so Sylvie will be five or six by the time we are traveling to get her.  We're really excited about adding to our family and I'm already having to physically restrain myself from buying every cute little girl thing in the stores, which is probably not a good sign as I have just a few months to get through before we'll need anything for her.   

A lot could happen in that time period; we don't have an official referral for her yet so there's no guarantee that we'll be able to adopt her.  But we're hopeful that things will go smoothly and by this time next year we'll have an adorable girl in an Easter gown seated next to Connor and kicking her little legs under the church pew as she learns what this holiday is all about.

So again I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter.  Here's to new beginnings!

~Jess     

18 comments:

Janis @ Sneak Peek At Me said...

WOOOOOOOOT!! So excited for you!!! I hope her special needs will help move the process along faster. And so cool that you already know sign language. What a lucky girl! Welcome Sylvie!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, how wonderful! I hope it all goes smoothly and this little girl gets to join your beautiful family. How blessed she and you are! Thank you for sharing this hopeful news --

Kristina said...

That is exciting news, indeed! Congratulations!

Julia said...

Oh, I have tears in my eyes!!! What a wonderful way to celebrate Easter, by anticipating a new family member. I hope all goes smoothly, and I look forward to hearing more about the adoption journey ahead of you.

Jingle said...

what fun,
Happy Monday!

Ji said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/04/easter-sunday-awards-to-fill-your-basket/
Happy Belated Easter!

Julia O'C said...

Nine to eighteen months?! I want you have her YESTERDAY! Ah, well. This will give you time to learn some useful phrases in her native tongue, phrases such as:

"Meet Rowbert, our mobile tactical defense wheelchair van! It's also where we keep our Parking Duck."

"Poop in mommy's hair will cause mommy to freak out for many hours. Many. Many. Hours."

"See this tree? This tree is a Symbol of our Love!"

"This is our pet gerbil. He is Evil! But don't worry. He will not eat *your* heart."

But seriously, I'm so happy for you guys - and extremely happy for that little girl. Congratulations!!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Exciting news! She's a lucky girl...

Julie

Colleen said...

How exciting! I hope and pray it will all go smoothly for you.

leah said...

Oh, what delightful news! I can't wait until one more charming, beautiful little person joins your wonderful family. Time cannot pass quickly enough to have your entire family brought together- I'll say some prayers that the paperwork flows smoothly so little Sylvie can have her mommy and daddy and little brother very soon!

J. said...

wow that is great to hear! I hope it works out.

Katy said...

Congratulations. I know you guys will be fantastic parents to her.

All that stuff Julia C said? Hilarious.

KLB said...

Hi Jess - I found your blog through other SN blogs. As a parent with disability, of a child with disability who came home to us through international adoption, I say YaHOOO! to your news. I have a friend who adopted two boys (one Thai) who are deaf. If you want to contact her, let me know. All the best, K

Ashley's Mom said...

Congratulations! I have just added child number 5 to my brood, and am loving every minute!!

Jess said...

Thanks everybody!

KLB: Yes, we'd LOVE to get in touch with someone else who's adopted a deaf child from Thailand. Finding ANYONE who's adopted from Thailand is kind of tough because it's so rare in the states. We'd love all the advice we can get!

Julia you are awesome.

~Jess

KLB said...

Jess, my friend Sammie already found your blog and sent you an email to your hotmail account. Did you get it? How is the best way for her to get in touch with you? Karen (KLB)

Jess said...

KLB, I recieved and e-mail from her today and have replied. Thanks so much!

~Jess

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

I am so excited for you guys! What wonderful news!

 
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