Monday, February 18, 2008
Adoption #2- We have Boo at our home!
In my last adoption post I mentioned that we were chosen to get a 12-month old little girl. We thought having her moved into our home would be a gradual process but it hasn't quite worked out that way!

I'm currently in KC, visiting my sister and the rest my side of the family (they drove in from NE to see us). I have Snuggle Bug and Baby Bug with me. Oronzo stayed at home and had intended to enjoy some quiet at home but it wasn't meant to be.

Last Friday he got a call from our agency social worker asking him if he would consider taking Boo that evening, rather than waiting until this week. Apparently her foster parents were having relatives coming in from out of town and wanted to arrange respite care for her. Oronzo gave up his plans and agreed to take her.

Boo has been in our home for 3 days now and Oronzo says that she's doing pretty good so far. She's quiet and a bit clingy, but she doesn't seem overly distraught. Poor little one has probably gotten used to expecting change.

Oronzo's emailing me pictures of her and she's adorable! I can't wait to meet her tomorrow! I hope she isn't too overwhelmed when the three of us arrive back home!

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At 10:07 AM, Blogger Crissybug said...

How exciting! You guys have been so blessed. I can't wait to hear more about this cute little 'Boo'

At 10:20 AM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

Oh how exciting!! Have a safe trip back. Can't wait to hear more :)

At 10:29 AM, Blogger momteacherfriend said...

It's nice that she is able to spend these quiet days with Oronzo and get acclimated to your home. I am sure she will do wonderfully when you all arrive back home.

At 10:47 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

I bet you can't wait to get home. Congratulations!

At 11:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh wow!!! Totally exciting!! Enjoy the time with your family. I look forward to reading more!

At 1:10 PM, Blogger Myrna said...

What a jouroney your family is on! Blessings on all of you! Prayers for a safe journey and an easy transition with the children when you reach home!

At 1:16 PM, Blogger heidi @ ggip said...

Wow, the anticipation must be killing you! I would be so nervous for some reason.

At 1:39 PM, Blogger Tiffany said...

I am so excited for you! I can't imagine how you must feel not being able to be there. I hope the time flies for you.

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Carey said...

Thats so awesome! Im so happy for your family. Im praying for an easy transitions for all of you! Have a safe trip home.

At 2:42 PM, Blogger on the Rock said...

Sharing in your excitement! And oh my you have quite the household going on!

At 7:25 AM, Blogger Renee said...

Wow- how exciting! You'll have a busy but wonderfully exciting full house. Best wishes!

At 6:09 PM, Blogger windycindy said...

Way to go! God bless your family! Cindi

At 9:22 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

oh that is so very exciting! The way I understand what you explained before is that they would probably be moving her to a family that would most likely end up adopting her correct? They don't want to move her too many time from the foster family she's been with; so I hope this means really good news for your family! Can't wait to hear more on this development!

At 1:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long after you got approved did you start receiving placement calls?

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