Lots of families come home from China worn out and emotionally drained.
Unless you have adopted, there is no way to understand the feelings, emotions, physical strain, and stress...
more times than not I have come home saying we are done...
and Scott always says 'nothing surprises me' or 'never say never'.
I have to be honest.
I tried to stop reading adoption blogs.
I tried to stay off advocacy websites.
I tried to not look at waiting kids on every agency list.
I tried to tell God I was done.
Truth is... He was not done with me.
He knew I still had room in my heart, my home, and my arms.
On July 19 I saw a face I had seen before but was too soon to know. This time it was different... I knew.
I sent an email to ask if she had a family... no.
May I see the file... yes.
Wow, our precious new 3 year old daughter.
She is 3 months younger than Evie so they will virtual twin babies.
Her special need was nothing we had ever considered but not one single doctor or specialist said no.
Scott and I talked and prayed for days about her.
The update Lifeline was able to get was probably the deciding factor.
She looked to be hitting her developmental milestones.
I think someone had asked for an update with photos without her clothes on so there was one of her in just some shorts
and her face was just so angelic~
There were also two videos of her and I screenshot lots of photos from them~
Want to know why I loved The Scavenger's Daughters SO MUCH?
Our baby is in foster care with a Ye Ye and Nai Nai...
she is dancing with her Ye Ye in these photos.
Hope to have the videos soon!
I felt like as I read the book I was visiting my baby's life for a little while.
Such a blessing she is living with a family right now...
In the long run will be huge for her attachment and bonding.
I'm sure this comes as a surprise to some and so NOT a surprise to others.
We have shared this amazing news with most of our family,
especially with our own immediate family and everyone is happy and excited.
The bigs are not surprised (always ready to love another)
and the littles are excited to have another play/school mate.
I have reached out to people that might be able to shed light on her special need or maybe ones that know about her orphanage/city.
Yay! Lori Borah... our babies are bro/sis!
Everyone has been so helpful and supportive.
I am amazed each day at the many red threads God weaves through His children's stories.
There were two precious friends that meant so much to me as we prayed for direction from God...
LeighAnn (Abbie) and Kelli (MeiLi) shared their girls' stories with us and we are so thankful for their willingness.
We are naming our baby~~
HollyMei (Mei Mei is Chinese for little sister).
So join us for Thankful Thursday as we introduce our baby and announce PA (pre approval) for
HollyMei Qiuhan Ankerich~
Look at the twin babies...
Aren't they gonna be the cutest pair in the world?
I am still wrapping my heart and mind around this amazing blessing! Scott too. LOL