Friday, June 27, 2008

Road Blocks**

Well, where do I start. We went to the meeting on the WI special needs adoption program last night. It was very informative and we thought it would be the perfect fit for our family. After class, we went to talk with the social worker who ran the session to try to explain the process we are currently in with our Haiti adoption. She said that they would prefer that we not start the special needs program until Jean Delson is home and settled in...UGH. That was certainly not the answer we wanted to hear. Seeing that we have absolutely NO timeline for when Jean will be home, we were hoping to be able to start (and most likely complete) an adoption with the state before Jean is even home! We are both so frustrated we do not know what to do. We are getting NOWHERE with Haiti and now can not start with WI until Haiti is done. All we want to do is share our love with a child who needs a forever that so wrong?!?!? In a time that is supposed to be so happy and exciting, having a child and starting your family, who would have thought we would have so much grief. I am not sure what the answers are anymore.....~Melissa

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Watching from afar

We got this picture sent to us from Julie and Paige...they are in Haiti right now and were nice enough to bring Jean Delson some birthday presents from us. We got him those new shoes..nice huh? They are a size 10!!! UNREAL. He is getting so big, but those skinny little legs. We also sent him a few new outfits, which it appears he needs! Still NO news from ANA.Enjoy the picture, I hope to have more to share soon. ~Melissa

Friday, June 20, 2008

Adoption Updates

Well this week brings yet another week of NO updates from Haiti. We are told we should hear something soon, but we have been told that since October of 2007....
Anyhow, in other adoption news, Scott and I will be going to our very first meeting on the Wisconsin Special Needs Adoption next week. We are looking into adding one more little one to our family through this service. Just the fact that a child is a minority would classify them as "special needs". We don't know too many details yet, but I should be able to post more regarding this adoption soon. Please pray for all the journeys we are taking to make our family complete! ~Melissa

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Quick Update

I don't have any major news, but Rock did send us an update on Jean Delson's height and weight. He is now 30 pounds which is a huge step up for him. When we had updates in October he was only 27 pounds, so he is moving in the right direction. Also he grew taller again as well, he now comes in at almost 36 inches! Wow...he is growing up so fast, later this month he will celebrate his 3rd birthday. I can not wait to have him home. Pray for some REAL updates soon!!! Melissa

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

What if I were Angelina?????

The question listed in the title of this post has come up several times throughout our adoption process. Usually posed in ways like: "well I bet if you were Angelina Jolie you would have Jean Delson home." or "Don't you wish you had $$ like Angelina Jolie, then you could just go down to Haiti and pick him up.". I have to admit that these things did cross my mind at times, but the more I get into the international adoption scene, the more I realize celebrities like Angelina and Madonna are just people like you and me. They do not get "special" treatment just because they are famous.
Actually, when celebrities adopt an orphaned child the facts are....
Another child is getting a home vs. living in an orphanage.
They make headlines...making adoption a 'feel-good' story in the
They encourage others to adopt from those countries. (Ethiopia &
Vietnam are suddenly gaining popularity in adoption by Americans.)
So...What are the facts of Angelina's Adoption? Read them HERE:

Keep Praying more people will consider Adoption as another way to
create a family!~Melissa