Here we go again. We got another potential travel date today. We also found out that all of Max's paperwork is ready! That's huge in itself. Anyway, the date of May 5th has been submitted to the officials for approval. So, once again we may be getting Max in about 3 weeks. Hooray! Should I really get my hopes up? I can't help it. It's amazing how adrenaline accompanies a good e-mail.
There is a family there right now getting their adorable 4 year old boy. It sounds like they are having a great time with him. I love hearing the details of their trip. They are the first family to adopt a child with Down syndrome from Serbia. Awesome. The officials are a bit confused why each family wants to adopt a child with DS. They are curious about the life they will have here in America. I am bringing lots of books about Down syndrome for the facilitator/physician there. (per her request) The workers seem to really love the kids. They get physical therapy and are well cared for. I am so glad because I am not sure my heart or my stomach could handle walking through an orphanage that was not great. I already want to take them all home! By the way, for any of you who think we are coming home with more than one, we can't. Serbia only allows one child unless it is siblings. Max is an only child. We'll have to find another way to get more kids. =-)
Speaking of a growing family, we are looking at minivans. Any advice? I just want a DVD player for road trips. Right now I have a Ford Taurus. It's nice but doesn't fit 3 carseats very well. Plus, I am nervous about putting Max in the middle of my two wild ones. I already envision them feeding him french fries, sticking their oh so clean fingers in his mouth, eyes or nose, and just being "helpful" in general! I'm sure none of you have this problem--ha ha. So, it looks as though we will be upgrading soon.