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Friday, November 14, 2008


REFERRALS! In the adoption world, "referral" is the magic word. The word we anticipate and look forward to during this entire journey. With that word comes THE phone call ("We have a referral for you!") and THE pictures (the first ever pictures you see of YOUR child!). It's a breathless, heart-pounding moment - and then you forget to ask all the questions you've planned to ask for the last 5-9 months!!

Today - three AWAA families got the phone call and saw pictures of their children for the very first time. Congratulations to the Forrest family (a baby girl along with the earlier referral of their toddler boy) and the Blackwell family (a 1 1/2 year old little girl) and the Hall family (a 2 1/2 year old little boy). These families have not even updated their blogs yet as they are so busy celebrating!

We continue to pack and plan for our upcoming trip. I selected a few of my favorite photos of Dagmawi. This little boy has been waiting for us for so long. Shortly after we accepted his referral, and Rachel had told him about us and shown him pictures of his new family, we started to get pictures where he is waving to us. We love getting these pictures and getting a glimpse of his personality! Check it out!


Anonymous said...

I just love the photos all together!!! He is adorable! Can't wait to meet him!! -Hutchinsons

Anderson Crew said...

Your boys are sooo precious! What an awesome blessing to get pictures of them with their family giftbags!

KLT said...

What a sweetheart! Today, I had to pray for patience for you...It seems to me that it would be awfully hard to wait patiently to go get such fantastic kiddos!

Kristy Tapper

Karla said...

So much behind that wave! Love it! - Karla

Emy said...

Oh, these just melt my heart! So so sweet!

Danielle said...

I'm just so teary thinking about him in your arms right now!!! Your posts have been SO beautiful, thank you. I can't wait to see your journey in pictures, although they're just going to be icing on the cake with your linguistic pictures already painting amazing pictures :)