"By adopting a child and helping them reach their potential, they help us reach ours. An adopted child is not an unwanted child; to the contrary. They are a child who was searched for, prayed for, cried for, begged for; received by arms that ached, making empty hearts full. Love is meant to be shared." Author unknown

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2011 Nov 7 - Corban's Gotcha

After a stop and some meandering around the island then lunch and Tegan's nap, we met our group and guide in the lobby at 2pm to go meet our children. There are two other families on the same schedule as us, so we get to experience this all with support!

After arriving at the Civil Affairs office,  cramming into a little room to wait for and to prepare to meet our kids,  the moment finally arrived. I ended up being the last of the families to meet child but that's ok, God's plan is always best. 

I had just finished video taping the couple's gotcha before me when it became my turn.  I returned the camera, turned around and there he was - I hardly recognized him due to all the hair he now has. In the  pictures we got of him in June, his hair was all buzzed off - he looks like a totally different kid, still a cutie.  He came right to me with a big grin on his face, like he recognized me - I was so happy for another great Gotcha!!!! I even got a chance, with our guides help, to ask the nannies some questions about his daily routine and such.  So thankful for that opportunity.

Corban did great through the ride back to the hotel and for most of the evening.  The issue we ran into is that he would not take any of the sippy cups I brought nor the new bottle I ran down to the store to get.  He won't take any sort of food, doesn't even seem to know what to do with it.

So far, the boys really haven't interacted with each other.

Bedtime was a bit rough with the two boys but eventually I got both of them to sleep and then I followed behind.  They both slept through the night in separate cribs.  I actually slept till my alarm went off at 6am (now I did get up a few times during the night to check on the boys) but still the best night of sleep I've had yet!!!! 


  1. Congrats on these two beautiful blessings! I just love the picture of Corban and you grinning at each other! So glad that got captured!
    Deb Everly

  2. You are in serious trouble with that cute pair! WOW but you are going to have to be STRONG to not cave in to those sweet little faces! I'll be praying for you! ;)


  3. Both boys are absolutely adorable!!!!! Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
    Deborah Merritt


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