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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Adoption stuff...

We have found out some more info about the adoption this week.
FYI: The agency we are using is the "Gladney Center of Adoption".

http://adoptionsbygladney.com/

I found out that our baby will be coming from the "Home of Hope" orphanage in Rwanda. Evidently this is the only orphanage that people can adopt out of in Rwanda from what I have been told. Only 2 agencies have ever actually completed a placement from Rwanda. It is a catholic orphanage run by nuns. I found this picture from someone's blog...ha. Blog picture stealer I am...It is from this particular orphanage I believe. Are these children not precious...oh my...I cannot wait to go and get our little one. Can you imagine??? oh my...

The next step for us is a phone orientation with a Gladney staff member...next Thursday @ 2. It takes about an hour. They go over the entire process and answer any questions. After that, I believe we begin filling out our real application and lots of other ppw.
I will find out more next week.
Excited.

7 comments:

Katie said...

Meredith ~ I have been wanting to talk with you about this exciting time! Wow. I am thrilled for ya'll. Another son!

How do you already know you will be adopting a little boy?

Lydia said...

I would LOVE to talk to you about the whole adoption process and just catch up. :)

Lori said...

So excited for you guys!! I will be praying for you!

Kari Beth said...

so excited for you meredith. adopting from another country has always been such a dream of mine. i will live vicariously through you during your process! i will be praying for y'all during this time. what a precious little son that you will soon have!

Elizabeth said...

Hey! You don't know me but I just found your blog searching for other families using Gladney. We just had our phone orientation 2 wks ago. How did yours go? I would love to chat with you via email as we go through this journey to Rwanda! :) Blessings to your and your family, Elizabeth

Lauren! said...

Howdy! I found your blog via Google blogsearch. It's been laid on my heart to adopt ever since I was very young. My husband isn't 100% on board yet, but I'm praying for him to have a change of heart. The country Rwanda has been on my mind a lot lately. Oddly, I got a random package from America World Adoption in the mail today and it included information about Rwanda. I think I'm in love!

What made you choose Gladney? I'm so new in all of this. And I obviously won't be proceeding until the hubs is ready!

So glad to find your blog! God bless!

Tristen said...

Hi! I got your comment on our blog. I'm thrilled to know another family adopting from Rwanda with the help of Gladney! Gladney has been wonderful to us. It will be fun to follow each other's adventures in adoption. If you have ANY questions please feel free to email me at tristen@cox.net. Do you know what sex or age range you are wanting adopt? We are asking for a boy between 9 month and 4 years. Be in touch! :) Happy Beginnings!