Friday, November 19, 2010

Reader's Digest Version

Long Story Short...(Long Story coming soon.)

We have become legal guardians to a 4 year old little girl, named Anna that we are hoping to adopt. Our trip to Eastern Washington was to meet her, get her adoptive parents to sign over their rights to us and then wait and wait and wait for DSHS to give us the green light to bring her home.  We got said green light last night at 5:30 and we were in our car on the way home by 5:45. It has been an amazingly stressful week with some of the highest highs I've had in my life and some lows that left me wanting to throw up and cry my eyes out.

I am now starting to find a good attorney so we can expedite the adoption process. We need this little girl in our family forever. 

I am VERY thankful and overwhelmed. Scared to have a little one in the home again and thankful that she is not in diapers or drinking bottles. I'm not sure I could have handled that. Photos and the Long Story will be along shortly.

Until then, here is the first 'funny' she said to me:
I am stronger than crabs!

ummm, ok. haha!


  1. This is SO amazing!! I can't wait to hear the whole story :) Welcome, Anna!!

    My brother and sister in law just finalized the adoption of 3 siblings they've had in foster care for almost 5 years and had them sealed to them... very awesome! :) Glad to hear a post from you... I've missed your blog this week. (Ok, I'm pathetic, but I don't care :)

  2. Hey - Dedra - Kevin's uncle Rick Bartholomew is an attorney in Lacey - and does mostly family law. Let me know if you want contact info for him - if he can't help, he'd probably be able to refer you to a good attorney.
    Oh - and congrats!!!

  3. Congrats again! this is sooooo exciting!

  4. Congrats!
    A new friend for Abby?