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!
Josh and I met in September 2002. That was our first date, first kiss, first "real relationship". After many years of off-again/on-again, we reconnected for good in September 2006. Then we got engaged in August 2007 and spent the fall months planning our wedding. We bought our first house in September 2009. We found out … Continue reading Fall is good to us.
Hallelujah, we got a court date! In one month, we will hop aboard a VERY long flight so we can meet our little boy! On this trip, we will meet Sam twice for one hour on each visit. Then we will go before a judge to answer questions about things like our motivation to adopt, … Continue reading We’re going to Seoul!
The quick version of this update: We were submitted to court in Korea on 8/23/18. Both birth parents were notified of the pending adoption and received those notices in early September. So we now are waiting for the judge to assign us a court date so we can meet our baby boy face-to-face! The long … Continue reading The days are long, but this year is short.
It's happening! We were really approved! I was elated, but not suprised. Last week, Josh hopped in his car and heard "Do it Again", the song with the beautiful lyrics, "I've seen you move, you move the mountains. And I believe I'll see you do it again." That song has been dear to me, so … Continue reading EP Approval!
It’s been a bit of a weird week. I went into this week fully expecting we would receive approval. When it didn’t happen by Tuesday, I knew the chances were slim. Offices would be closed for a major Korean holiday on Wednesday and Friday was court for the rest of the families in the batch … Continue reading Still no approval
We got Sam's one-year developmental update, and it has absolutely made my day! I was just sharing with friends recently that I love getting his photo every month, but I'm longing to learn more about his personality. Prayer answered! I don't want to share too much and risk getting myself in trouble, but here are … Continue reading Sam’s developmental update!
We received the i600 Notice of Transfer letter today! I think I mentioned previously that the i600a was to approve us as a family to adopt, and now i600 approves Sam specifically. Basically, this part of our paperwork goes to Seoul until our adoption is finalized in Korea. Meanwhile, we are just waiting on EP … Continue reading Last bit of paperwork