Saturday, October 18, 2008

Preparing for our Peanut

Yesterday was our Parent Training day with our adoption agency. We woke up, hit the road by 3:30 and made it to Madison by 8:00 am....with 15 minutes to spare!

It was so wonderful to meet & chat with the other adoptive families that were there! I even got to meet a friend in person that I've been "talking" with on our agency Yahoo group ~ Becky & Troy received the referral of their son last month! We got to see pictures and he is SO adorable!

We spent the day listening to various speakers present adoption related material regarding attachment, medical issues, gains & losses in the process, and so on. The day concluded with a meeting with a couple who just brought home their 1 year old daughter from Korea 3 weeks ago! It was neat to hear their perspective and oh, my was their daughter a cutie pie!!

At the end of the day, we received a certificate for the training seminar. We're all about documenting each step of our journey with a picture~ this step was no different!! On our way out, we spoke with our social worker, Jessie, who by the way, we think is just fabulous. She told us that we are making our way up "the list" fairly quickly. She can't give us an exact number, but we were happy that things are progressing well for our agency!! All in His hands, His time.

My parents were waiting for us out in the parking lot - Yay!! It's been exactly 2 months that we've been in Indiana ~ 2 months since we've seen a "familiar face". We were excited! (Although, I think they were maybe even a little more excited than us! Oh, Mom:) The 4 of us got caught up and ate dinner at a fun Mexican restaurant.

When we said good-bye, Mom surprised us with some yummy goodies!! At our house right now, if its NOT a staple food (bread, milk, eggs) it does NOT make it into the grocery cart, so you can imagine our giddiness as we loaded the bags of food into our trunk! We are thrilled by the simple things in life. ;0) Thanks Mom & Dad! Mom also gave us a little baby gift that I'll post about tomorrow.

So....another step down! Another step closer to becoming parents to our little peanut. Now what??? We keep on waiting :)

A Big Thank You to everyone for "waiting" with us. Your support & prayers are so appreciated! Oh, and if you visit our blog, please go ahead and leave a comment or click on the "Follow This Blog" in the sidebar!!!

Blessings to all,


  1. I'm glad that you had a good day. It was sure a long one for you!

  2. i so love this update. love the adoption update and the "i love parents" update. it's so wonderful to be close to your parents, isn't it...even when we don't live close.

    can't wait to hear more about your journey. your attitude is such a breath of fresh air.

  3. Little steps are still steps! Glad you enjoyed the training.

  4. Sounds like you had a great day...I loved adoption training when we went. I hope you get to put all that new knowledge to use pretty soon :)


  5. That is more step!

    I know how you feel about not having a lot of familiar faces around...I felt the same way for months after I moved away. Glad you got to see your family and stock up on some goodies. :)

  6. Hey Rachel and Josh! It was so nice meeting you in person! We thought the adoption training class was wonderful. That was great that you got to spend some time with your parents. And goodies from mom are the best! We will have to meet up again when you guys get back home to Wisconsin. Since I just know you will have your little one by then, we can make it a play day with the kiddos.
    Chat with you soon!

  7. This is so exciting! Way more than Etsy! :) I will be praying for you and your husband as you wait for the day you bring your baby home and look forward to hearing more about your journey!

  8. This is so exciting and fun! Thanks for posting the update!!!



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