Meidyn's Journey Home

This is the journey, from beginning to end, of how we got our daughter home. We have not met her, she may not even be born... but she's already found a way into our hearts.

Friday, April 25, 2008

seven weeks....but who's counting

Not to much new to report. I've reviewed our waiting family list and we are 7th ish in line for an infant girl. LOL, It's so funny that every week that goes by the list seems to grow and grow. I've been sick this week and am taking the weekend to relax and get well. Next week I am seeing my doctor to get our tetanus, Hep B and polio vaccines. I just looked back at when I started this blog and it has been 2 years that we have been on this adoption path. I am looking forward to getting our referral and taking a break from all this waiting. and just enjoying our children.

Monday, April 21, 2008

3 Referrals today!!

CHI had 3 referrals today which has moved us up in line. Congratulations!! From my newest calculations we are the 6th family waiting for an infant girl and the 10th family in line waiting. I keep finding more and more families ahead of us so I apologize if it looks like we are falling further behind on the list. The truth is I have no idea how many other families might be ahead of us but I keep trying to figure it out. We started buying gifts to give to CHI employees when we get to Ethiopia.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


So it's been 6 weeks and 2 days we've been waiting for a referral. I find myself looking at pictures of Ethiopian children and wondering what our daughter will look like. It's really kind of silly because there is no way to know what she will look like but it helps pass the time. We will be starting our travel vaccines soon and I am slowly infiltrating our agencies waiting family list to see where we are on the list. LOL, it is not working very well but I have narrowed it down to somewhere between 5th or 25th in line for an infant girl.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

4 Weeks and counting

We have been waiting for 4 weeks, hopefully no more than 20 more weeks to go. We are starting on our travel vaccinations this week and are getting excited that this might actually happen.

I am sitting watching American Idol's give back program and I can't help but think of all of the children who need help. I also can't help but think that one of those children will be mine. I called in and donated but it could never be enough. I tried to have our son watch it but he's 4 and the meaning is lost somewhere between the music and the commercials. I try to think of all the things we take for granted and I can't grasp the injustices. I can't put into words how much more I am aware of since beginning our adoption journey. I pray that I can pass this awareness on to my children.

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