Given this situation, Jeff and I have decided to begin pursuing an adoption in Africa. We are in the country research phase with this right now. The countries we are investigating are Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia. I have always had a heart for Africa, and Watermark does alot of work in Uganda with ALARM, so Jeff and I both have a strong pull in that direction. I have provided Jeff with a nice spreadsheet of information, so now he is “sitting on it”. We are so excited to find out where our little man is and begin the process of bringing him home!!! We would like to keep birth order, so we expect to get a boy who is 2 or under at the time of bringing him home. We’ll see. The Lord may have something all together different in mind, in which case we are perfectly fine with. 🙂
Side note – About every other day Maya has a new name suggestion for “our new baby brother”. Her names tend to be random variations of something she’s heard. Yesterday it was “Ketcher” because she was eating ketchup. Her comment was “How about naming our new little brother Ketcher? Add that one to the list, okay Mom?” Must figure out how to steer her to something more normal. I do love that she already thinks about him so often.