Thursday, July 24, 2008

Starting Again

I've been debating whether to post anything about this, but I've decided that it would really be unfair to me and my family to leave it out.

We are starting the process again, looking at an option for another adoption from India. This is an odd situation. We are starting this process before we have finalized Max's (although we've been told that we are on the high priority list at the probate court).

I'll just say that we didn't expect to do this again so soon, but sometimes you can't fight where God is leading you.

We are at the very beginning stages. I have contacted a different local agency for our homestudy, since the international agency we are using isn't partnered with our old agency. For those of you who know us well, you know that this doesn't break my heart. The agency I have contacted this time around is much bigger, lots more resources and avenues of seeking support.

So we are treading lightly into this familiar journey, with lots more knowledge, but on a pretty different route. We know that this journey will probably not goes as quickly or as smoothly as our last, but we're up for the roller coaster!

10 comments:

Cindy said...

YAY! I'm so happy for you...it's so difficult to make such a decision, that, afterwards (when you know this is meant to be) it is just a relief....I've been there.

Best wishes for a smooth ride this go around!!!

Emily said...

How exciting! We are so happy for your family!

Amy said...

Yay! So happy for you and excited to follow your next journey!

Julie & Patrick said...

Great news! Can't wait to see where this adoption journey takes you.

Julie R

Pam said...

Bring on the newest Labonte! Congratulations!! ;o)

Peter and Nancy said...

Hooray -- does posting it make it seem more real? Can't wait for news as it happens!
Love,
Nancy

Amanda said...

congratulations on "coming out" Its always great to get it off your chest. I'll be following the journey.

nicole said...

Such heartwarming news! You inspire me with your endless amounts of love (and energy) for these kids. Congratulations to you, Dan & the kids!

Amy said...

Thanks - she said it could last anywhere from 2 days to a month or so. I am on day 4 and still going strong ;).

Kristi said...

I'm so happy for you guys!!! I'll be praying for this new adventure and will definitely be following along!!

:) Kristi