It’s been exactly 1 week since we got “The Call” and laid eyes on our precious baby girl on the other side of the world. We plowed through our post referral paperwork at lightning speed and overnighted it to AGCI yesterday. Now we wait (AGAIN!).
We are so in love with this little beauty! She is 7690 miles away tonight. It is currently 5am in Addis so I’m guessing she is just about to wake up and start her day…meanwhile, I’m getting in my pj’s about to end my day. To say this week was an emotional roller coaster would be an understatement! I was not prepared for the overflow of emotions that would follow “meeting” our baby girl. So many emotions! I have seriously cried more in the past week than I have in years! Tears of joy for this precious 12lb gift of life waiting for us…tears of sadness for our little one’s story…tears of excitment about this next phase of our family’s journey…tears of frustration that we have to wait so much longer to pick her up…tears of happiness as we look at her sweet face…nervous tears as we think about all the details that have to fall into place and are out of our control (court dates, travel dates, etc.). Up and down, up and down.
Can any of you other adopting-mama’s relate?
For those of you who have been through the adoption process, what are some helpful hint’s, wisdom, or advice you would give us newly-“referred”-parents as we navigate through this next part of the journey?