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.