It had been a long wait and after 2 years we switched to the special needs list. Our agency had called and suggested it and we knew it was time to take a second look. As I listened to Elizabeth Rose talk I knew she wasnt waiting for the list of children but that she had the babies information right in front of her. She rattled, off a few conditions, cleft palate, thalassemia....no and nope and then she said, how about heart conditions and I said yes.
We have a little girl, she is 9 months old and she has PDA, she said. No sooner were the words out of her mouth I was on google. As I was reading about it she said, from what I can see it isn't a really serious heart condition as heart conditions go. I just said send her and she did and today is the day that, that conversation became a reality.
I could still tell you every moment of that day with glaring clarity. It was one of the best days of my life.
We took the bus from our hotel to the Civil Affairs Office. It was cold and I was nervous. Lily was so excited and Andie was as nervous as I. Hah.
There was no time to be nervous as the babies were being brought into the room. One by one the babies were handed to their families. Just. Like. That. Their worlds went topsy turvy and Rosie made it perfectly clear she wasn't happy about it. But I was happy, over the moon happy I knew it would be ok, I knew we would work it all out and this little family would get it all on track.
|How am I going to stop you crying little one|
|2 babies, I have 2 babies|
|Civil affairs office|
|all those clothes|
|sweet dreams little one. You have my heart.|