Well... our journey has begun. Roy and I have contemplated adopting again for several years now. In fact, we probably started thinking about another adoption prior to the completion of our first adoption. We are very excited and honored to be adopting again. Our application to join the Ethiopian adoption program through AWAA has been approved. We submitted our application on November 11, 2010 and anxiously awaited for our approval status. We received our approval status on November 18, 2010. It is official-- let the cheering and screaming begin!! We are going to add another Narunsky to our family.
Roy and I have been blessed with three beautiful children. Josiah, age 8 was adopted from Russia when he was ten months old and the first addition to our family. Kallista, age 6 was added to our family the year following Josiah's adoption. Jenna, age 5 was added to our family the year following Kallista's birth. What a busy, busy time!! We consider ourselves so fortunate to have 3 children in those 2 years-- especially considering the odds we were told we were up against! (All those details will have to be included in a future post.)
So, now it starts. I am extremely unrealistic in thinking that we are going to be able to complete all our paper gathering requirements and our home study in 4-6 weeks so that we can quickly get on a list and bring home the new Narunsky in less than 6 months. I am sure this is not completely unheard of though I am not sure it is going to be our reality. I am going to be learning patience in a new way. :)
For now, I am going to end my first post. Roy and I will both be posting here as we are able. Cannot wait to keep you all updated on our journey and process! --Jill