girl! And another girl!
Our family is overjoyed that we received a referral for twins! I have to admit that we've been sitting on this news for a little bit (while we told some important people in person) but it still seems so surreal. Getting a referral this soon was quite a shock as we were still #12 and #2 on waitlists (after a very long time with no movement). Our #2 spot was for a rather specific request, so I thought we would never move up that list as I mentioned back in March. Well, not only did we move up that list, we jumped from #2 straight to our referral. Needless to say, we were surprised and thrilled.
The girls are about 2 years old and have the chubbiest cheeks, gorgeous lips and beautiful soulful eyes. I could eat them up!
Unfortunately, until they are legally ours, after our case passes court, I can't publish any photos or identifying info. Just know that they are beyond adorable (not that I'm biased or anything!).
Our court date is this Friday, June 11. That means that while we are sleeping (or trying to) Thursday night, our case will be heard in a court in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. So cross your fingers and toes and everything in between before you head to bed on Thursday, if you don't mind.
Jack and Logan are so excited. We talk about the girls everyday. Logan is making up little songs about them. And Jack is asking the hard questions (like “why do they need a family?”). They both keep thinking up “firsts” that they will get to introduce the girls to, like ice cream and the ocean and strawberries, important milestones in Jack and Logan’s eyes.
We are so excited to share this news and are looking forward to when we can say they are legally our daughters (and sisters) and show their sweet faces. Of course, we are ultimately looking forward to the day we are all together finally.
That is absolutely terrific news! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
So, so, so EXCITING!!!! So happy for all of you!!!ReplyDelete
oh Carey, I am soooo incredibly happy for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! XOXO What wonderful and fantastic news! I can't wait to see pictures and hear stories!ReplyDelete
Congrats!!! Just curious if you are with IAN...we are on the sibs list and this could mean that we move up on the list:DReplyDelete
Yeah for you...twin girls!! You will be one busy lady...
Oh my goodness oh my goodness oh my goodness!!!!!!!! I am freaking out and overjoyed!!! That is the best news, Carey!!!ReplyDelete
I can't even begin to imagine the range of emotions you're all going through right now... I'm so glad to see this update -- will be checking in to watch as things develop! Wow!!!
Can't wait to see photos and find out their names!
Sorry Anonymous! We are with IAN but we accepted our referral almost a month ago. We were that group of families that all got referrals on the same day...maybe 7 kids were matched that day. It's just taken us a long time to be able to announce it publicly.ReplyDelete
Congratulations! I can't wait to see them! Your family is going to be so blessed! I am so excited for you. OOOOOh, wow! I wish I had more words, but I don't! congratulations!ReplyDelete
What amazing news! I'm so happy for all of you. Congratulations and many blessings! Hip Hip Hooray!!!!! (doing the happy mommy dance, you know it, let's all join in...)ReplyDelete
OMG Carey! I am so thrilled for you and your family. I'll be crossing everything I can think of for you Thursday.ReplyDelete
Carey!!!!! I am over the top with excitement about your new daughters! BLESSINGS times TWO!!!! It is amazing!!! Cannot wait to see their sweet faces and "meet" them!ReplyDelete
Carey! Still so excited for your family and I'll definitely pray for court...I think court is the worst part of the whole process for us moms!!!ReplyDelete
So glad the court date is almost here. I'll be thinking of you and hoping you get the call Friday!ReplyDelete
WOW - that's awesome news!!! 2 sweet girls...I hope you pass court the first time!!!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! What very exciting news!!! I am so happy for you. Can't wait for updates!!ReplyDelete
WOW, wow, wow! HUGE congratulations to ya'll! I'm sure you're just thrilled and I can't wait to see photos!ReplyDelete
FINALLY!!!! I get to officially congratulate you ;) Hope we are able to travel together!ReplyDelete
That is fantastic news. I'll be praying for your family!
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