Blog about our journey of adopting a baby boy and girl from Korea.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Emotional Second Visit
Today's visit with Zander was emotional all around - we are filled with joy and excitement about starting our lives together, yet at the same time we are sad to see Zander's time with a very loving foster family come to an end. Zander cried a lot during our visit today, especially when his foster mother left the room for a little bit - we suspect this means we will have a very long flight home tomorrow! Here is Zander during the first few minutes of today's visit (before the waterworks began) - he is sporting a jersey of the national soccer team (Red Devils) in preparation for the World Cup kickoff.
After the meeting, our social worker gave us a tour of the agency facility which includes the area where newborns wait to be placed into foster care. The staff cares for over 60 infants at a time in this facility, which includes a hospital area. Here is the room in which Zander stayed:
Tomorrow is the big day! We will return to the agency at 2:00pm where we will again meet the foster family. There will be a short prayer ceremony for Zander, and then we'll all head to the airport. Then the real adventure begins!
Baby Boy Wilson was born on April 17, 2009 in Seoul, South Korea. On his first birthday, we named him Alexander Kim Wilson. We welcomed him home on June 11, 2010 - about a week before he turned 14 months old.
Baby Girl Wilson was born on January 7, 2011 in Seoul, South Korea. On Valentine's Day (shortly after her first birthday), we named her Kiana Park Wilson. We were delighted to welcome her home on April 14, 2012 at the age of 15 months - about six months earlier than we were expecting!