Tuesday, October 18, 2011

We are now the proud parents of 10!!!

We received word today that we passed court on the 14th of October.  Excited does not even begin to describe it.  A 4yo little girl, 9yo girl, and an 11yo boy will be joining the Boyd Bunch soon.  For those keeping track, we now have a 4, 9, 9, 11, 11, 12, 12, 16, 16, & 18yo.  Couldn't have planned that if we tried.  LOL.  4 sets of virtual twins.  In addition, 5 girls and 5 boys.  Crazy, huh?  We also received tentative travel dates today.  Don't want to give those out till we know for certain when we are traveling.  We will know for sure on Monday.  It is for the beginning of November sometime.  We'll have to be there ten days just given the logistics of what two different regions the children are located in.  We'll be over there for 10 days.  My kids here screamed when I told them we have travel dates.  Jumping up and down and Nik went straight to the calender to count them out  We will all be home together for Thanksgiving which I think is just wonderful.  I have so much to say.  I won't be able to say a whole lot until after the children are home.  Trust me, I'll be too busy anyhow getting ready.  Though I do think it's important for PAP's to know how our process went and what obstacles we may have run into and how we over came them.  I do believe that helps others in the process of an adoption.  Pictures will have to wait too.  For those who left comments on an earlier post, thank you so much.  Our biggest issues right now are booking flights (can't until Monday but already called agent) and finding a sitter.  There are a few that have already volunteered so that is fantastic.  We are not prepared at all and I'll have a separate post on that.  For now, have to get ready for the FAS support group meeting this evening.  That and now clean up a science experiment that sounded like it just got knocked over downstairs.  Blue food coloring is involved w/ a huge vase full of water.  And, must walk the pooches before we go.  I just had to share this awesome news.  I want to shout it from the rooftops!  The blog post will have to do.  Much more to come the next few posts but limited as to what we can share.  Trust me, there will be entire write up on how great these kids are when we get home.  For now, it is more about the process and steps involved.  There are many steps after court and many things to do once we go to Bulgaria.  Embassy appointments and medical appointments.   Certain processes you must do for every country.  Can not wait.  Our journey is coming to an end soon and we are very happy to be reuniting our family very shortly.  Pray for a smooth process the rest of the way. 

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Stephanie! So happy for your family. All of your children are beautiful!
    Kristen

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  2. Doing the Happy Dance!! Congratulations!! Love ~ Jo

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  3. Wasn't fast enough to comment on the earlier post since I was at work - but did see the one that you've held off on now! Can't wait to get to see your new three alongside your other kiddos at home where they belong! Soon! Hooray! Yeah God!

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  4. Congratulations! Im so glad court went so well!

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