Yes, you read that correctly. We have a referral.
I know, I know, WHAT?!?!? It’s a long story, but to summarize, we were open to a baby with a heart problem. This little dude has a very slight, completely correctable issue that should take care of itself by the age of two and if it doesn’t we’ll have an outpatient procedure done to correct it. In any event, the offer was made, and we decided to make this little guy ours. Yes, I know you were expecting a girl. Frankly, so were we, but you know what they say about international adoption… anything can happen, and it’s true. Clearly the praying, dancing, and finger crossing had an effect, because we received our homestudy approval Friday, and the referral on Monday.
He turned five months old yesterday. We expect to travel to meet him and bring him home sometime next summer. Holy crap! Holy crap! This is a bit like finding out you are pregnant as you go into labor. I’ve never done either of those things, but I imagine it would be similar. Fair to say I am freaking out right now, but in a good way.
Anyhow, his name will be Beckett Myers. We’re still deciding on a middle name.
For those of you familiar with the adoption process who are probably wondering how we can have a referral when the dossier isn’t yet complete, it is technically unofficial until dossier approval, but in the eyes of the adoption agency it is a done deal. In fact they said it is so official that we are free to shout the news to the world. Consider it shouted.
Wanna see a photo? Click here. My first name is the password.