Join Angela, Axel, Abel and Asher as they welcome their new sibling home.

Monday, April 22, 2013


So, we brought B back to the institution this morning. The staff could see the difference in him immediately. He was calm. He gave hugs. He was different.

The institution psychologist understood my concern this return could have on B's trust in us. Trust that is so new and fragile. He contacted the social center (like the county) responsible for B's care, and they agreed we could. He was only there one hour!!!

When we left the house so fast we forgot his clothes and had to go back to the apartment. LOL

We got to the institution and he was already sleeping because was nap time. The caregiver woke him up and got him dressed. Notice the crying has already started? ONE HOUR!!! Hopefully we can get rid of it just as quickly as it returned. LOL

He put his new shoes on.

This caregiver has been with him since he arrived at this institution when he was born 10 years ago. 

Other staff came to say their goodbyes.

This is it B!!! Never again will we make you walk through these doors! Never again will you be without the love of a family. Never....ever....again.

B is not yet legally ours. We still don't have the signature we need from the head minister of the country. Without that signature we cannot move forward to finalize the adoption. 


  1. Wow! This is what I get for reading from bottom to top on Reader and not reading all your posts before commenting! Oh, praise The Lord!!! I am so thrilled he is OUT for good, no need to regress in the institution, or be scared or confused, or do anything but start to sink into a sweet relationship with his new parents!!! So, so, so happy for you all!!!

  2. I'm so glad he gets to be with you so you can get right to work. He's already made such great progress. I really love that last picture of all 3 of you on the stairs!

  3. So happy for you! So what happens now? Will Dean still go home without you?

  4. What a beautiful I post for this beautiful Monday morning!

  5. Mazel Tov! Love love love the amazing progress you already made! Too bad Dean won't be with you to bring B home, but perhaps the extra 1-on-1 time will be for the best before integrating him with the rest of the crew?

  6. i bet that lady never thought she would see the day that B would be adopted. so amazing!!