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!