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12.04.2008

About "Special Needs" Adoption

After I tucked this sweet baby in last night (still clutching his prized Mustang car from Grandpa and panda bear that we sent him in a care package) I again realized how our road to Caleb can most concisely be described as "God designed."
But if you don't "get that" or just want to know more, please take a minute, scroll down through the sidebar to the heading About Our Son Caleb, and read Road to Caleb parts 1, 2, and 3. It will give you a better understanding of how exactly six months after our dossier was logged in to the Chinese Center for Adoption Affairs that we were getting off a plane in Beijing, just three days away from MEETING our son in person.

The entire process this time can best be compared to being in Disney World thinking you're in line for It's a Small World and as the ride takes off realizing that you actually have buckled into Space Mountain! It was a fast and furious ride, but I suppose that helped prepare me for the change in energy level in our house!

And if you would like to know more about adopting boys from China, please check out the following link from Love Without Boundaries ~ it's to a post titled How to Bring Home a Son in 5 Easy Steps (click here). You can also check out the sidebar button titled No Hands but Ours (click here) to learn more about special needs adoptions in general. And just in case that wasn't enough, go to our agency's blog and read about the two boys that are the December Monthly Prayer Focus (click here). Why are they the prayer focus you ask? That's because we are praying that their families will find them soon! Watch out though, you may find your heart softening and end up getting on the same roller coaster we did...

10 comments:

Ally said...

Hmm that ride is calling our names! Who knows what God has in store for us....

Melissa Wagner said...

We have some friends who were DTC last week and are waiting for the special needs referral. They are hoping for a boy (or girl, but I think they want a boy!) and I sent them right over here to your blog. :-)

Michelle said...

I went back and read your blog and realized we go to the same Dr. D. What a beautiful family you have. We feel the same way about our adoption journey.

Andrea said...

those are adorable rosy cheeks!

Kimberly said...

Hey Kristi-- This is totally off topic, but the only way I managed to "redesign" my blogs again is to 1.) Stay up way too late and 2.) Use the easiest free (cute!) templates ever! Plus it's way more fun than laundry!!

Anonymous said...

It was fast! We are so glad God brought Caleb to you guys! He is perfect for your family!
Love you guys.
Traci

Mom of Triple As said...

MUSTANG, WHITE, CALLED IT FIRST!!! I'm gonna have the Triple As teach Caleb that car game. You'll find yourself playing and then realizing your alone in the car...

Sharon said...

Thanks for posting this Kristi! They are WAY special!! That is a great picture!!

Melissa said...

Kristi - I love the way you have related your journey to Space Mountain! Disney is so special to Chris and I - and this journey we are on to Matthew is just as exciting! I love the way you worded this post! Send some special thoughts our way this week- we are now Day 94 and counting...

Kilgo4 said...

My heart leaps for you!