This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A+ for the translator

Ines is our Brazilian translator based in Oregon.  USPS got our express-mail package to her (containing our homestudy addendum) on Tuesday before noon.  I'm told Ines got it translated in record time and express-mailed it to Brazil TODAY!  It should be in Brazil in less than a week!

In Luciana's words:  "All is looking good."  Her goal is for us to travel in mid-June or early July.  

So soon!!  

My mind is already trying to figure out details like car seats (in CT the law is 6 years and 60 pounds), bedtime routines (I've got a plan), household jobs (thank you Supernanny!), plane fare (Delta's right at $500 right now and James may have enough miles to upgrade our seats for the way home!!!), getting from place to place (we have a couple options), clothes (saw some sweet deals at H&M today!), quilts (thank you grandmas!), bedroom furniture (found the sweetest little set of twin beds at English Market on Chapel St.; for the rest, IKEA here we come!) and what I will say to my children the first time I look into their eyes (I still have no idea.  I'll probably be sobbing or giggling or something else that is very unprofessional-looking like that).

Here is the cute bed we found.  We may indulge in 99% 
bliss and go buy it this weekend while James' parents 
are visiting!


Michelle said...

Ahhhh so much, but you will manage it all I know. I LOVE the bed.. totally. And don't forget you have many many friends willing to help you prepare.. :) Love you Chica!

Amber said...

Wow, let us know if we can do ANYTHING to help... How exciting! Cuuute bed in the picture.

sarah t said...

You are sooo close, I can hardly stand it! When will you be able to post pictures? Do you have to wait for any certain court proceedings like us? I am so excited for you! It's amazing to see how God has lead us both from El Salvador to different countries in the world. Can't wait to hear more!
Sarah Taylor