Archives For Adoption

the waiting room

Ben —  November 15, 2016 — Leave a comment

world-adoption-day-1I know.
Whatever’s on your mind, whoever’s just stumbled upon this collection of published thoughts and realized the 4 month gap between this and the last post, and even longer for anything adoption related.
I know.

There’s something quite unsettling about publishing anything these days. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but I do know fear has taken a hold and it is completely unwelcome. So I’ll hit publish now, and think about it later.

Our adoption process is slow. It’s been slow, and long, and unnerving at times but Kim and I hold on to the thought of not worrying about our timeline, but praying to understand His timing. It feels like we’ve gone to the doctor but we got there right when they went to lunch. So we wait, because today was the day we needed to refill our prescriptions. Nothing more, but something crucial. Or maybe I’ll relate it more to waiting at the DMV

…nah, the DMV is much worse. Continue Reading…

Unexpected

Ben —  July 26, 2016 — 1 Comment

I’m about 3 days removed from my 8th trip with globalX, second trip with InsideOut and some of the 429tribe. We wrote sparingly but posted a ton of pictures over on the other blog. One of the guys in our group, and on the trip put an incredible highlight video I want to share.

With 59 total people on the trip, we had to split in half for the work days at the schools, then at night we had to break it up in smaller groups of 8 and 9 people. Each night we met in those small groups to debrief a little and then break up into pairs to share our stories. On the last night, I posed the question: Continue Reading…

A do-si-dossier

Ben —  May 19, 2016

NunesQuestForSixIt was lunch time, and I sat there with a good friend of mine in Cinco ready to order some chips and queso. Kim was with her friends but they had just all left to go back to work.

I know – I get to work with my wife, and she gets to work with her bff’s. We’re living the dream.

I digress.

As Kim’s leaving, she’s probably about 10 seconds out the door when I receive an email, notifying me of one of the largest contributions I have ever seen in my life. Continue Reading…

Home Study – Complete!

Kim —  March 29, 2016 — 1 Comment

I’ve been working on this post for the past few weeks – written, re-written, deleted, stopped, started, all of the above. For some reason I’ve felt like it had to be up-beat and positive. But for me, it just has to be honest. I am so excited to let you all know we have finally finished our home study and have a signed, sealed and delivered OFFICIAL home study. I might frame the cover letter just because it is REALLY good. We worked hard for it and I’m so glad it’s done.

homestudy

 

Now we are on to putting together the dossier. Continue Reading…

Costa Maybe?

Ben —  November 12, 2015

“There just aren’t too many children within the age group you are looking, unless you consider a sibling group and even then you may get one in your preferred age group, but two that are older. Would you consider or be open to looking within a different country?”

This is part of the conversation we had with our social worker on Monday, and it’s no surprise this will be weighing heavily on our minds once we have completed the home study. This information didn’t really come to us as a surprise, but it gave us a more realistic look as to what the sibling group picture looked like. Instead of 2 children, most of the sibling groups consist of 3. The decision to switch countries won’t necessarily cause us to start from scratch but it will definitely set us back a little bit in our timeline, but the decision to add 3 children to our house is just out of our capacity.

I think. Continue Reading…