Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Buckle your seatbelts

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.


Wendy said...

Have you heard of the book "Common Threads Celebrating Life With Down Syndrome" I think Band of Angels put it out. It has wonderful storys and beautiful pictures of people with DS their life accomplishments etc..


We have it and love it


Shawnie said...

Thanks Wendy. I have it in my stack of books to give her. I love that one!

Hailey said...

Yeah!! How exciting that you may be getting to go get your little Max soon! I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to meet him sometime in the future. He looks so adorable in the pictures. I hope everything pans out this time.

Andrea Roberts said...

We love our Honda Odyssey!

Christina said...

Congrats Shawnie! This is awesome news! I will keep my fingers crossed that this date "sticks!"


Cynthia said...

WOW.. May will be here before you know it. Can't wait to hear about your trip and see MAX in your arms.

We have a HONDA ODYESSA and LOVE IT!!! Dare trade it for anything else but a updated one!

Tiffany said...

We love our Honda also!! I am excited for you to get your little Max.

WheresMyAngels said...

Wait!! You are considering adopting more kids?? Wow, you go girl!

dulcie said...

shawnie and kevin's kids are pretty close to angels, just that their halos slip once in a while, and thats always really a hoot, but wouldn't trade them for a million bucks. max will soon come home to our family and we're excited. i enjoy reading the blogs that come to k and s family to give them your encouragement and love. love, grandma d (kev's mom