Tomorrow marks one year since we got a phone call from our Social Worker telling us only that a child had been identified for us. There were some potential health issues, which were all explained to us, but that, and that the child was in the Krasnoyarsk region, was all we were told. After discussing it and researching the potential health issues, we called our Social Worker back (the next day) and said we would like to pursue adoption with this child. After calling the main office of our agency and advising them of this, she was then told that the child was a boy, 17 months in age. The only travel information we were given at that time was that our first trip would likely be before the end of the year. We didn't know when we would meet him. But, that was the day Aidan was born in our hearts. He became a reality, even though we didn't have a picture or any medical information other than that which was provided verbally. But, we had a son.
Incredible how much our lives have changed and been enriched in the past year!