It's done in Korea! (Well, legally at least!) We were granted Final Approval by the judge, which means we are Sam's forever family in the eyes of the court! This is a roller coaster of a day. Obviously I am elated, ecstatic, overjoyed (screamed really loud in the car and hurt Josh's ears when I … Continue reading Final Approval
Realized I never linked to the two adoption-related topics I covered at Nashville Moms Blog, so here they are! A Boy with Three Mothers — An Adoption Story by Whitney Sewell on May 8, 2018 in babies, family, motherhood, parenting Once upon a time, in a land far from my own, a baby was born to a woman in a mother’s home. Like … Continue reading Adoption Posts at NMB
This was the first day we needed an alarm to wake us up! After the rush of meeting our son was over and the many miles walked to explore the city, we were finally sleeping soundly. Still, 5:30am came too soon. For court day, we had breakfast first and then put on our court clothes. … Continue reading Court Day
Thursday was our free day, so we took full advantage of the opportunity to be true tourists. We started the day at Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the five grand palaces built by the Joseon dynasty. It opened at 9am, and after purchasing tickets (we did the combination ticket), we started walking the palace grounds … Continue reading Exploring Seoul
After our first visit with Sam on Monday, we basically went back to the hotel and took a super long, much needed nap. We woke up around 5pm and grabbed some Korean BBQ at Hanam Pig before walking over to the annual lantern festival held in Seoul every November. We met up with another adoptive … Continue reading Second Meeting
There's so much I want to write about the trip, and I will eventually. But for now, I want to write about the most incredible part of the whole thing; meeting our son for the first time. Josh and I arrived at our hotel in Seoul around 10:00pm Monday night. We quickly cleaned up and … Continue reading Meeting Sam
I can't believe it's here! It's happening! It's been a sort of crazy week. Josh was traveling and the kids didn't have school and I broke my toe and then got hit with a virus that's going around and we've had problems with our hotel reservation in Seoul. So we are behind on EVERYTHING. Like … Continue reading We leave tomorrow!