Friday, May 11, 2007

Stuffed With Hugs: Hugs Sweet Hugs!

Gladney Center for Adoption, through the Joint Council on International Children's Services is proud to join with Build-A-Bear Workshop to make bears for children in need of a loving family and to celebrate adoption around the world. We hope to see you on May 19th!

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Still Waiting

It has been 5 months now since our dossier was officially approved by the Colombian government. We are patiently waiting to hear some good news about a referral, but believe us - it is very, very hard to be patient when you are soooo ready to become parents. We have been in the program now for 17 months (from beginning to end). We never expected to wait this long.

Easter has come and gone and once again we can't celebrate with a child of our own. I try not to dwell on it. Time seems to pass faster if I don't think about it so much. But thinking about it seems to be the only thing I do. Everytime I see one of our friends with their child or hear about someone getting pregnant I can't help but get a little sad, even though I am very happy for them.

I know now that we have a long wait ahead of us. Grasping that took me a long time. I wanted our baby right now. But this is something that every adoptive parent goes through - a long wait! So we will just have to accept that and go on with our everyday lives.

We will just hang on and wait on that phone call or email that tells us we have a referral.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

New Year Brings New Hope

Happy New Year to everyone!! With this new year we find ourselves with new hopes that this year will be the one in which we will become parents. We have our nursery ready for the baby and look forward to the day we can lay our baby to sleep in the crib.

Unfortunately, we are at the point in the adoption process where we don't hear much news. Waiting is so hard - especially during the holidays. Seeing everyone with their children just makes us more anxious to hear news concerning our adoption. I have to make myself be patient and try not to dwell on it. It has become much easier now that we know that we have been placed on the waiting list. It is just a matter of time!!!

Good luck to everyone adopting and we will check back in soon.