A short while later, Jack was born.
And a very short time after that (6 months to be exact), we were pregnant with Logan. The boys are 15 months apart to the day.
So it's not exactly what we thought would happen. But a very good start none the less.
About a year after Logan was born, we started doing some very basic adoption research. I've always loved to travel...to meet new people, experience new cultures with all their unique food, music, language, dress. To me, it always seemed natural that we would adopt internationally. We looked at several countries...in my usual form I made charts and thoroughly compared every last detail. After all was said and done, China was the clear winner. And then I began my research into China. And the more I found out, the more I liked what I was learning about China and adoption from China.
Now, we can’t imagine not adopting our daughter from
Unfortunately, it took me a lot longer to put together our dossier (the 3 inch set of documents sent to China to notify them that we are interested in adopting from their country) than I anticipated. And the longer it took me, the longer the wait grew to adopt from China.
When we started researching the current wait for a NSN (non-special needs) referral from
There is an ancient Chinese proverb that says, “An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.” We have a long (and probably tangled) wait until we find our child on the other end of the red thread but we know she'll be worth it.
I've heard the "Red Thread"phrase in adoption circles before, but never knew it's meaning! It's a beautiful concept, huh? You and you husband sound very familiar!!! We are adopting after 2 oop pregnancies after our first child's birth...but I'm sure God knows what He's doing. Blessings on your adoption...thanks for visiting my blog,ReplyDelete
I' so sorry that you are waiting so long. But Kristen is right, God does have a plan, even if we don't like how it looks. There is hope that things will speed up. More and more families are dropping because of the wait or because they switched to SN.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for the very sweet comment you just left! Would you mind if I add your blog to my blog roll?
Praying for your journey!! You're doing the right thing, no matter how long it takes :)ReplyDelete
I LOVE this red thread graphic!! SO SWEET!ReplyDelete
So beautiful!! Happy Mother's Day!ReplyDelete