We Are Excited to Announce.....
We Have Been Matched!
We are very excited to announce that we have been matched with this sweet little 5 year old girl from China!
*For Privacy reasons we are just going to call her ¨Little M¨ on the blog.
Here is her story.....
This little angel is a very resilient little girl and has come a long way since she arrived at the orphanage specializing in blind children. We don´t know much about her history at this point as we were just matched with her on Friday and are still waiting for final approvals etc....
We know from the orphanage website that when she arrived her head was completely shaved, she was very frightened and she cried a lot. They say that she did not know how to play and she really didn´t have any desire to play with others when she first came to the orphanage. This little resilient girl started to open up quickly and within a short time was smiling at her nannies.
She is at a wonderful orphanage that specializes in bind children, she is learning to use a cane, she has had speech therapy, and she is learning to sing. She has come a long way in the last couple years!
I cannot begin to describe how excited we are! It has been a long journey to adoption but both Dave & I have had an overwhelming confirmation that this little girl was meant to be in our family and we couldn´t be more excited.
The Long Process.....
When I heard people speak of all the paperwork involved in International adoption I had no idea what they were talking about! We have had our first home study visit, we have nearly all of our paperwork ready to be submitted, we have our passports.....we are just waiting to finalize a few things before we are ready to submit everything.
The hardest thing for me is when I have to wait on others. I don´t like to have to rely on others to do things, I would rather do it myself. In the case of adoption you really can´t do it yourself because the paperwork has to go through government offices, authentication and approval and so you wait, and wait, and wait some more!
We are hoping that things go smoothly as we are anxious to bring sweet little M home!
We have set up an adoption Fundraiser
This is to help with travel costs