Monday, June 21, 2010

The latest adoption twist...

Have I dropped enough hints about what the twist might be? If you know me at all you know how difficult it has been to keep this quiet for so long.

I wanted to wait until everything was official before I announce so sorry for keeping you in suspense until now. All this time we've been waiting on an SDA appointment to adopt a second child. We finally got the call this morning at 8, while we were still in our PJs, that they would be there to pick us up in 15 minutes. Yikes. No time for a shower or to iron clothes but there was nothing stopping us from making it!

So who are we adopting?

 Remember that little 5 year old girl in the pink hat that has been climbing up into my lap, and playing with my earrings and my fingernails? The little girl we have been exchanging smiles and waves with? Her name is Zoya, and we should have her referral tomorrow. She seems to be longing for us as much as we are longing for her, so we are looking forward to Wednesday, when we can officially visit her as her prospective adoptive parents, and not just as "Joseph's playmates".

Backing up a couple weeks, remember I mentioned Joseph's SDA appointment being a little stressful? That is because we hoped to be able to get her referral along with Joseph's but as it turns out because we didn't know her full name and DOB ahead of time we had to start the process all over again and wait for another separate appointment. It was hard to wait, but she is so worth it. And we couldn't be happier.

35 comments:

Molly said...

congratulations! I totally had a fleeting thought of "they need to bring that little girl home too." She just seemed so sweet!

Tim Rovenstine said...

extra cool

Michelle Z said...

Congratulations!! Zoya is beautiful!

She's going to be so happy to meet you as her parents!

Give my Lil a hug for me if you see her!

Beth said...

I had my suspicions...and I'm so glad that I was on the right track! Congratulations! It's wonderful news!!

Lisa said...

So happy for you! Congrats! :)

Tim Rovenstine said...

May everything go as you have desired in your hearts! Welcome, Zoya to our forever family!! Liessel can't wait to comb your hair! Love from OMA

Alice said...

What a sweetie! Does she have a corrected cleft lip/palate? Will she need more surgeries? She sure is beautiful.:)

JKI said...

yea!!! I thought something might be cooking in that department! :):) What a smile she has!

Julia said...

WOW! That is incredible. I'm in awe. I can't process adopting one right now and all you heroes who adopt one and go back for TWO more I hold in high esteem! Congratulations!

Larsen Family said...

Congrats. Can't wait to meet them both.

Shelly said...

You are just full of surprises!! She is too cute! Will you get to bring her home the same time as Joseph? You and John are amazing!!! Can't wait to read more :)

JennyH said...

You've dropped hints!

she is beautiful! Hoping everything goes smooth with her adoption as well.

Congrats!

Amy...who wanted 4. said...

WOW!!!
Congratulations!! I admit it...you surprised me!! She looks adorable and I am so excited for your family! Ya'll are just great!

Christine said...

So happy to hear this news is public now! Woo-hoo!

Jill said...

SO happy for you! Having adopted two at once, it's a real adventure but SO worth it! (((HUGS)))

p.s. Does Zoya also have DS?

Anonymous said...

Love twists! Especially amazingly wonderful twists like this! So happy for all of you. Love your updates! Keep em coming! Stefanie

Sunnie said...

What absolutely wonderful twist!!! So happy for you and for her!!
Sunnie in NC

Rachel said...

Congratulations! What a precious little girl! I hope you get to bring both Joseph and Zoya home soon.

Lisa Comella said...

Congrats!!! That is awesome news!! So many kids are coming home from this orphanage!! How wonderful is that!!!!!!! Lots of love and continued prayers from all of us in RI!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh that is so SUPER awesome!!

Stacy
Sand Springs

Robin said...

I KNEW IT!!!

Hevel said...

Congratulations! How wonderful!

jennifer... said...

How did I miss that??? My mom even said she thought you were up to bringing home and another child and I STILL didn't catch on!!

I am thrilled for you!!!:)

thedickinsonfamily said...

So glad I can celebrate the good news out loud now. Your patience paid off. So glad the apt. went well. She is just precious. I Can't wait to take a trip up the turnpike & meet them both.
Blessings!

Zack & Jennifer Dove said...

Cat's finally out of the bag - yay! So thankful you finally got your other appointment. Praying for speed & that all goes smoothly. Call me sometime and we can catch up on each other's stories! We're starting a visitation schedule tomorrow, visiting every day from 10 - 12.

Jenn

Mary said...

Congratulations!!!! That's so exciting! Zoya is such a cutie and I'm glad that you were able to get the SDA appointment and now can "officially" start visiting her too.

Jo's Corner said...

Way COOL! I kind of wondered about that! Big Smile on my face! God Is SO Good!

La Viajera Insaciable said...

I suspected something like this was up, and I am so tickled for you (and for Zoya!) that I was right! Congratulations on this most joyful news!

ukraine09 said...

Even though I have known about this for a while (or at least that it was a possibility) seeing you at the SDA appt. and her picture from her file made me cry. None of the children ever leave your mind, but Zoya was one that I have thought about constantly. I worried so much for her since she was getting close to the age where she would be transferred. I am beyond thrilled that I no longer have to worry about that. She will thrive with the love of a family. When I told Morgan the news and showed her the pictures she said "I could just jump for joy on this couch, but I know I'm not supposed to jump on the couch!". I let her jump for joy on the couch because times like this call for things like that!

Jaime

Justine said...

I couldn't possibly be happier for you all! Congratulations!

Justine said...

I couldn't possibly be happier for you all! Congratulations!

April said...

What a wonderful surprise (I didn't see it coming). Congratulations!

Koen Family said...

So glad to hear of the progress. May He continue to lead you, and may you find strength each day in His presence. We love you guys and are so proud of your family. God bless.

Arizona mom to eight said...

I am so happy for you, what a wonderful surprise!! I look forward to seeing pictures of both of them in teh coming weeks and months.

Elaine said...

Hi Charissa and John!
How awesomely wonderful!! We are so thrilled for you and your family. I wondered about the little lady in the pink hat that liked to sit on your lap. Hmmmm I thought :) Yeah!
Thank you for sharing this joy with all of us. You have been in my thoughts throughout all your ups and downs recently. It's so wonderful that it has come to this! I can't wait till your home with Jospeh and Zoya!! Congratulations to you all!!