Saturday, March 14, 2009

We're expecting . . .




. . . another baby girl from India! Last month, we applied to begin the adoption process again through Dillon International. Now we are knee-deep in references, medical reports, and all the other things necessary before we go on to do our home study with a local social worker.

We shared the news with our families two weeks ago, and the big question has been, "Will the process go more quickly because it's your second adoption?" The answer, unfortunately, is "Not really." We will be able to save a few steps because Dillon already has copies of our marriage license, etc., and we've already written the required autobiographies, so that's helpful.

But the Indian courts and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration all have their own timelines, which we will again wait patiently (!) for. The good news is that we've ridden this roller coaster once before, and are a bit less likely to be blindsided by the many surprises and delays that are part of adoption.

The kids are excited in an abstract way, because a.) the boys vaguely remember how long it seemed to take last time, and b.) Anya Rashi has no concept of time beyond "tomorrow." We should all take our cue from her! It's heartwarming to hear how they already refer to their "new baby sister" in conversation, though.

So, about two years from now, we will be a family of six!

14 comments:

Amy said...

Oh, how exciting!!! I can't wait to follow along on your 2nd journey. I loved keeping up with Anya's! Yay for your family!!!! Praying for speedier processes for everyone!

The Labontes said...

So happy you're starting round 2 :)

Kristy

Our Family said...

Nancy and Family,
So excited for yah! Can't wait to follow that journey. Waiting for Maiya number 3!! I hope things start to move for us all!! Gidget

ColleenC said...

Yay! Congrats you brave woman! I can't wait until the roles are reversed and I can watch you in process!

Happy paperwork!

Jan said...

Oh such a cute idea with the signs. I'm soooo excited for you. I'll have to start another quilt!!!

The Pfeiffer Family said...

How exciting for your family!! Congratulations!! Another sister will be wonderful. I look forward to watching another journey unfold.

April :-)

Candice said...

So excited for you! Can't wait to follow your journey this time around. Maybe someday we can do it again, but I don't think my husband is ready for 5! :)

Candice (home with Micah for 2 1/2 weeks)

Julie & Patrick said...

This is very very exciting. So excited for you as you begin the journey again!

Julie R

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I just left you a comment - did it get eaten?

Justice Jonesie said...

Wow!! Awesome, what a blessing. Congrats to the family.

Pam said...

I don't think I officially said congratulations yet Nancy! I can't wait to follow your journey to India and back again!!! ;)

CindyO. said...

Wonderful news!! Love the pictures. Hopefully, the time will fly by and she will be in your arms before you know it!

So happy for all of you.

theheartofachild said...

Congratulations! I thought Dillon wasn't taking applications for India? Or, is it because you used them before? So exciting!
Blessings,
Jennifer
www.needhamfamily5.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Hi nice to meet you in the blog world. I am super excited to read more about your adoption. We have some friends that just adopted two children from Ethiopia. It's been such an amazing journey - and one we hope to take someday! Is your husband the pastor of Jenn's church?