Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Her name, and her lovely face!

Late last week, we received the news that our written court order has been signed by the judge!  We are now officially K's parents! 

The signed court order means that many things can now happen.  Our adoption has been officially registered in-country, and our orphanage can apply for her passport.  We've been told that her application will be sent in this week, and we will be waiting 4-8 weeks for for it to be completed.

Then when her passport is finished, we can book our flights to India!  After 4 1/2 years, I can't believe we are just weeks away from traveling to meet her!

That court order also means that we can share more details about her, and post her photo online! 

First, we are happy to announce that K's name is Kavya.  We plan to name her Kavya Monika Ann.  Like we did with our daughter Anya, we chose an Indian name and a family name for her, and kept the first name she was given.  "Kavya" means "poem."  "Monika" means "wise counselor," and I know two moms named Monika.  "Ann" is part of Peter's mom's name, and he has a sister named Anne, which means "gracious." 

Second, we are thrilled to finally share her lovely face with you!  This is the first photo we saw of her, taken when she was 10 months old.  As you can imagine, we fell in love with those huge, expressive eyes . . .

 
(We have two more pictures from last December, but are having trouble converting them to a format that this blog template will allow.  We may try to post those on F*cebook.)
 
We have a few more details about her that we will share here:  she was 5 pounds, 10 ounces when she was born, and weighed 14 pounds, 10 ounces when this picture was taken.  That is smaller than any of our other children at the same age.  Since we don't have a current weight or height, we will be guessing about what size clothing and diapers to bring.  But we don't even care about that -- we are just so excited that it's time to think about packing things for her!
 
We are thrilled to have Kavya make her "debut" here, and even more thrilled to be so close to seeing her in person! Every night finds us praying that God will prepare her heart and mind for the enormous change coming her way, and that He will keep her safe and well during these last few weeks.  We are coming soon, dear Kavya!


19 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness! What a cutie pie! How old is she is now. I hope you are able to travel and have her home by Christmas. Oh how wonderful that would be. Do you all plan on going to India? Congratulations and safe travels.

PaulzineN said...

AWEEEEEE!!! She's beautiful!!! I'm sooooooo excited for you guys!!!

Karen said...

Aaaaaaaaaah! Adorable! What a sparkly cutie-pie! And a perfectly lovely name to match. I cannot WAIT to see this little pumpkin in your arms!

xoxo Karen

Julie & Patrick said...

What a buttercup! How could you not be totally captivated by that smile and those endearing eyes? I love her name too...a perfect fit. She looks so much like Anya to me too. Looking forward to hearing all about your wonderful meeting soon.
Hugs!
Julie

mc said...

Oh, how beautiful! Her name is just perfect. I'm so thrilled for you that you get to meet her SOON! Just weeks away now instead of years or months!!

Auburn said...

Nancy, she is beautiful!!! You are SO CLOSE NOW!!!

Kristen said...

Beautiful, beautiful princess!!!! I am so excited for you !!! You are SO close! WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!

The Pfeiffer Family said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!!! I am SO excited to finally see her precious face. Her smile melts your heart and her eyes just sparkle. Congratulations on having yet another step completed. Won't be long and your precious girl will be in your arms. I am thrilled you have the end in sight.

I packed 6-9 month clothes when we picked up Alesha and she was almost 15 months and weighed in at 14 lb 2 oz. She swam in EVERYTHING I packed. Not sure if that helps you gauge size for your darling, but wanted to let you know. Can't wait to follow the end of this long journey. Blessings to you all as you plan the details of travel and I pray that God will go before you all to prepare your hearts for the big changes coming your way. way.

jasonliberty said...

Praise God!!!!!!! I'm so so happy you finally are getting to the final steps. She is so very beautiful!!!! Liberty

Cristy said...

Wow! She is gorgeous! So exciting that you will be with her in a few more weeks! Praying her passport comes quickly.

Kristen said...

This is SO wonderful. Congratulations on news that you will travel soon!! She is adorable.

sarah roe said...

That is just fantastic!! What a wonderful time a year of first joys for everyone, we are so happy for you all

Sangi said...

Such a sweetheart - check out that smile! Congratulations! :-D

Do ask your agency to consider applying under the fast track system (called Tatkal), for little kids there's no police clearance and the passport could be in your hands in a week to 10 days. It costs a bit more but worth it in time saved.

The sooner we get our hands on our kids, the better for them and us, huh? If there's anything we can do to help, do let me know.

Congratulations to you all!

Sangi said...

Such a sweetheart - check out that smile! Congratulations! :-D

Do ask your agency to consider applying under the fast track system (called Tatkal), for little kids there's no police clearance and the passport could be in your hands in a week to 10 days. It costs a bit more but worth it in time saved.

The sooner we get our hands on our kids, the better for them and us, huh? If there's anything we can do to help, do let me know.

Congratulations to you all!

MiaMyIndianAngel said...

How could you not fall in love with those beautiful eyes and breath taking smile?! :) She is truly precious!

Jason and Kelley said...

How amazing!! Congratulations!!! Look forward to following your trip to India to meet your sweet little girl!

The Baisdens said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations on getting your court order! Can't wait to hear the news that you all are on your way to bring her home. So happy for you and your family!

No Greater Love said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Cant believe I missed this post. HOW EXCITING!!!! So so so so so happy for you.

Kristi said...

MANY congratulations to your family! We are so, so happy for you all, and continue to send good thoughts your way! Blessings to you all!