y'all. i totally lied.
i know i said i wasn't bringing choi boy back to the post office 'til he was 10.
but, i couldn't keep that promise.
really though, it was for a good reason!
because inside that big envelope?
...was the application and all the materials needed to start our homestudy interviews for our second adoption!
after months of dragging out our application process (somehow, it is just a tad harder to find time to collect everything and write out all our essays while caring for a two year-old...;) ), everything has finally been sent out to our agency and we should be beginning our homestudy soon!
in the end, we decided that we will request a little girl. we went back and forth on this for a little while, but finally decided that it just felt right. the fact that we *could* choose was a little daunting at first, but as i said, in the end, a little girl just felt right for our little family.
of course, as with all things adoption, there are ups and downs and changes and unknowns, so, until we have our sweet baby in our arms, i think it's pretty safe to say nothing's really set in stone...;) (i winky face you now, but we'll see what the next 2 years brings! ha!) we don't really know how this adoption will compare with cb's, but we are prepared for timelines and other things to change throughout the process as we saw during our first adoption. but something tells me that though waiting the second time around will be just as hard, having a silly 2 year-old to love on will add a bit more sunshine through the wait!
as of now, if things roll out on schedule (hardy har har, right APs?!), we expect to have a referral by early 2013 (at the *very* earliest late 2012) and will likely bring home our second kiddo in early to mid 2014.
we say, homestudy, here we come!
and bring on the wait!
someone can't wait to be a big brother. :)
no, for real! he's excited. :) and for the record, this post office visit was not so fun either. there may or may not have been some bribing with a fruit snack going on while i was trying to snap these shots... oh, yeah, we're totally ready for two! haha! ;)