Sunday, May 15, 2011

And then there were five...

My head is still spinning from this past week and a half and I am quite certain I have missed several deadlines and lots of other important stuff because of it!

But, we are pleased as punch to announce that we have happily accepted the referral of another beautiful baby girl!

Emersyn Hui-a was born July 15, 2010 in South Korea! Just two years and two weeks apart from our Zoey Seon-Mi!

(And let's hope Emersyn sticks...there's been quite a bit of name discussion at our house!)

Yes, we will have our hands (and hearts!) full with our 'girls' and their super stellar big brother, who is already bragging (though slightly disappointed it's not a boy!) about the addition!

You might be thinking, what? They weren't even in process again? Did they say they were adopting again? What is going on right now?!?!

And you would be thinking the exact same way our family was!

Bottom line, sometimes they find you.

And in this case, Hui-a found her way into the very place she belonged...our family!

We have discussed adopting again for a while but had yet to put the plan in motion.

In fact, we had been seriously discussing an adoption from Ethiopia!

We had requested the file of a photolisted child from Korea, but never really felt he was ours, and after hearing that there were so many families interested, we politely bowed out a few weeks later, as a family was ready to move forward on his adoption.

Within the hour, we received an email from Holt with a file to review!

Stunned does not even begin to describe our emotion!

The minute I saw her face though, I knew she was our girl! (I also showed my dad and when he started to cry, knew she was ours as well! Just to be sure, I even showed him a picture of another Korean baby and he didn't cry, so I knew we were good!)

We had talked about another boy, but God had other plans! And what a wonderful plan it is!

We are starting from nothing paperwork wise and have been scurrying to get the proper things in motion for us to complete our homestudy and acceptance!

So unfortunately, we will not be able to share her sweet face till then, but know that she is UH-DORABLE!!

As most of you know, adoption is very expensive and the timing so unpredictable, but we know that God had planned for Hui-a to join our family and we are trusting in Him fully to bring her home. We know that things will just be what they'll be and we will follow His lead. (And of course, we'll do the leg work!)

And so begins our next adoption journey...and then there were five!


  1. So excited to be the first comment!! YAYAYAYAY- Congratulations again, my sweet friend. I am so excited for all 5 of you! We will be praying in the days, weeks and months to come that things go super quickly. Love and hugs to you all!

  2. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO freaking excited - you have NO IDEA! (alright - so maybe you do as I'm sure you're more excited than I am - if that is possible - LOL)

    Can't wait to follow your journey!!!!

  3. Oh my gosh, Kim! I literally have tears streaming down my face right now! I am so happy for your family! Congratulations!

  4. Oh my! Congratulations! That is such wonderful news. Can't wait to see her picture.

  5. Congrats! I had a feeling that (or something similar) was what you have been hinting about on FB. Good luck with the process!

  6. Congratulations! That is so exciting! (Is that 희아?)

  7. LOVE IT!!! Soooo happy for you friend! So cool that our little girls are just 3 whole days apart and born in such an amazing place!!! :) So glad to be following along on the journey with you!!!!

  8. I am sooooo happy for all of you! I have a niece who has also been blessed recently with an unexpected adoption of a sweet little boy to add to the two girls they had previously adopted. What a blessing these sweet babies are in the homes of their adopted families. Contratulations! I hope it goes quickly for you.

  9. oh my goodness, kim!! this is such amazing news! i am so very excited for you and your family! congratulations and i am thrilled to be following your journey for the 2nd time around! xoxo

  10. Congrats! What a beautiful story!

  11. You took my breath away!!!!!! I am SO beyond excited for you and your family-another little girl-yeah!!!! So amazing how our children find us..and now I'm crying too! Can't wait to follow along on your journey to bring that cutie home (maybe a slightly longer stay in Korea this time??!!) Congrats to all!!!!

  12. This is such awesome news...I Loved following your journey to your daughter on the boards and can't wait to see your new little one in your happy for you and your family!! Congratulations to all!!!

    Best Wishes

  13. What wonderful news Kim. Congratulations, I look forward to following your journey to becoming a family of 5!!

  14. whohooooo!!! congratulations! this is awesome to hear!

  15. OH MY GOODNESS... So happy for you! God is amazing!

  16. Congratulations! What an amazing story, and I think her name is just too cute.