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!


  1. Sounds like you guys have had a great adventure and the best part is about to begin.

    Safe travel back to the States!

    allison, curt and elara

  2. We are all praying for you and the foster family who has taken such good care of him until you get to take him to his forever home! I hope tomorrow is a day of joy and new beginnings for all of you! Safe travels and we can't wait to meet the little guy!

  3. I highly suggest distraction to deal with separation anxiety - food, bottle, binkies, bright shiny objects, books, singing, blankies, whatever works to get you through the flight - there is no shame when flying with kids. :) Zander obviously is a loving baby who had a very loving foster family. So excited for you to get to take Zander home tomorrow!!

    -Mary, John and Cole

  4. We are so happy to see your new family. What a handsome young son you have. How fortunate you are that he has been so well loved. How blessed he is to have both of you to give him a lifetime of love. An airplane trip is always long. Hope Zander sleeps a lot during the flight and then you can play with him in between naps! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jim and Joan O'Loughlin

  5. He is a adorable and it sounds like you and Jim had a nice time there. We can't wait to meet Zander! Safe travels.


  6. You will be in our thoughts and prayers ! Good luck and safe travels.
    Love, Kim and Dave