Okay, so I started this back in November. It was Alyona & Nik's 5 year Gotcha Day mark. Though in this house, we don't really celebrate Gotcha Day as there really are just too many to celebrate along w/ birthdays and everything else. Alyona and Nik's adoption was a bit crazy but aren't all adoptions? We did NOT start off getting two though approved for two. We wanted young as possible. Geez, don't even know why I bother saying that anymore. Never works out that way. Alyona was 6yo at the time. Turning 7yo soon. The coordinator over there told our agency they had the perfect little boy for us though he wasn't young. Yuri had found us Nik. They said if he was not adopted this month, he was going to be transferred. In other words, it was us, or no one. When the agency sent me his picture, the email read, "I'm not sure what is wrong with him but here is a picture." I wrote back that day and said I don't care what is wrong with him, he's our son. Never thought twice, not even without a medical. I just knew by looking at Nik he was meant to be ours.
My referral picture of Nik.
Isn't he just a doll?! I just fell in love right then and there. Didn't care what his needs were.
Wow! I"m going through all old unfinished posts I did. This was one I started...back in 2011! I'm not going to finish it. They hit the 6yo mark. I'll do another one at 7yo mark home. Just too much to write.
I actually started something years ago on an adoption forum. I'm copying and pasting what I had written back then. NOt sure what's w/ the funky lettering. Looks weird but you can figure it out I'm sure. Here goes: