Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mission Accomplished!

We JUST finished our homestudy.  We spent last night and today cleaning, scrubbing, gathering millions of pieces of paperwork, and saying many prayers.  I tried not to think about it at all until last night when I couldn't STOP thinking about it.  Today Shawn had to work right up until our homestudy appointment at 2:30 so that helped keep him busy.  For me it was a little harder not to get nervous! Some great friends took me out to breakfast to keep my mind calm. 

The visit went well.  I don't know why I was so nervous!  Our homestudy should be complete in about 2 weeks!
Next on the agenda is starting to gather all of the paperwork Zoya's country requires us to have.  Theres only about a million things they need so that shouldn't be so bad! But it's a small price to pay for the gift we will be receiving. 

Today we are one step closer to having our little angel in our arms forever.  It still seems like an eternity away and this is just the beginning.  I think about the day we will get to meet her and hold her and love her, but I can only imagine what that day will be like.  It is very difficult to think that our child is alone, sad, sick, and needing us so badly.  I pray that God will take care of her and bring loving caretakers to her until we can get there.  I hope she knows, if even in the tiniest part of her little heart, that someone in this world loves her, wants her, and can't wait to be her mommy and daddy!


  1. Hi,
    First of all congrats on your decision to adopt an angel with DS. My name is Anne and I have a 4 year old child with DS. We currently live in Colorado and I am friends with Andrea, she was my first contact when my son was born, we live in Atlanta at the time...Zoya is precious and she WILL bring you both much joy.. these children are a gift and a blessing that unfortunately most of the world does not see as they are blind to their pure hearts and beautiful souls... what a beautiful choice you have made and I will pray for you that you have a smooth adoption...

  2. Ok, so I'm reading your blog, yay for the homestudy... then I read the benadryl comment and I thought "Yikes, they wrote this publicly? Maybe I need to email them and have them remove that? Oh goodness, I wonder if they told their SW that they did that?" until I saw that she's your dog. That's just too funny! Yes, of course I was thinking a child that you drugged for your HS. I should have known better, I know, but I really don't know you very well yet and, well, weirder things have happened!! LOL So glad things went well for you :) -Meredith (RR)