When we received our referral and were devastated when Brian’s plane did not make it off the runway, leaving Brian unable to make it for court, court closure the following week for two months, and delaying Samuel’s homecoming for FOUR MONTHS- We felt like nothing would cheer us up.
I was browsing around adoption Blogs and found Becky’s Blog. She had blogged about her son, and how he was very shy at the orphanage. They brought in a friend for him to try to calm him down. I read the blog and they were sweetly complimenting his little friend that was building toys and happily playing next to their newest son. The pictures were not specifically taken of the other child because it isn’t legal and they weren’t there to see him, so the angles were not clear.
However, in one photo I noticed a scar underneath the little boy’s eye and I realized that I was looking at Samuel! My baby that I have never met was sitting with this family I did not know.
Through blogging and our WACAP board I was able to connect with them! It was such a blessing to be able to speak with Becky about our son and his mannerisms…his likes and his personality…..It got us through those four extra months.
We were able to hear what a special boy he truly is. We were also able to hear from Becky how he was doing well at the orphanage and there was no need for alarm.
We’ve made so many great friends in the adoption community that have been so supportive, and really got us through the inevitable challenges that all adoptive parents face through the process.
So that is a background on Becky. She is a great person and her adorable daughter is obsessed with lemurs! (a girl after my own heart!)