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Jan 25, 2011

Our news is.....

I first want to say thank you to everyone who has shown support over the last few years. It's been a long journey for us to have a family of our own. It's been a long road trying to adopt from Ethiopia and as much as we love the idea of adopting from there we have decided to move on. This might not be what some of you have expected and I'm sorry if I have led you to believe that we might have a referral. We just feel that with all the changes that have been coming up that we need to look into other options for us to be a family. It wasn't an easy decision and not one was made very lightly. We do feel at this time it's the best choice for us. I hope that you all understand and support our decision.

With all that being said, we have also decided to move on to the Child Waiting Program with China. It feels we have gone full circle with this whole process. We are going to be requesting a boy under the age of 2. We are very happy and excited and are looking forward to a future with our son. I hope that all of you will understand and still be here for support during our journey.


Joy said...

I hope that this change of direction brings much joy!

(And, having been in our adoption process for just over 3 years, and on our 4th 'direction', I do know that this journey can be incredibly convoluted and unpredictable, for sure).

Anonymous said...

Well that is great news too! Your heart can push you in so many directions and I hope this is the one for you.

All the best!

Anonymous said...

Of course I wish you good luck in this decision as well! It must have been such a hard one to make! Can't wait to hear about your progress on this road (and, of course, I hope it's as speedy as possible for you)! Good luck, good luck, good luck!!
Lori mackenzie

Kelly said...

I wish you all the best on your new path.
I will look forward to following your journey!
Kind thoughts,

lyndsey&kevin said...

Congratulations! I wish you all the bet on this new road. You must do what is best for you and you will always be supported in this community!

Please keep us posted with your new journey.


Sarah said...

Congratulations on your decision and on your new journey. I'm sure it was a difficult decision, but now you'll be on a path to meet your future son. :)

The Mannings said...

Congratulations! All the best in the new direction your family is taking. Looking forward to hearing all about it!

Kennedy and Jaida's mom said...

Looking forward to hearing about your new son when the time arrives. Wishing you a speedy process!

elsie hiebert said...

All the best to you. In hindsight we would have done the china waiting program. It's tough to make the right decisions sometimes.

Connie said...

It must have been a very tough decision. I wish you all the best with your new direction. I have a cousin also with the China Child Waiting program. I'm looking forward to following your new journey.

Nicole Bellefleur said...

I'm already looking forward to your airport arrival - really, really soon!


Kelly said...

Thanks everyone! I can't tell you how excited we are. I still can't believe this is all happening. I hope you don't mind that I will still be checking in our your blogs to see how your journey is going. I look forward to the day we are all home with our children!

ChristyCanuck said...

Congratulations guy! I think this is wonderful news. China SN is a program we have/might still give more thought to.

If you aren't aware of the China Rumour Queen community (but you probably are), you should check it out. It can be a wonderful, supportive community with lots of info. Here are links to the main RQ blog and community forum:

Also, I really hope you'll post your referral news on the ET Yahoo group. We'll be thrilled to celebrate with you!


BCMommy said...

That is exciting news. I know how hard a decision that must have been. We are struggling with the same we stay or do we go. We are giving it another 6 months I think.

Best of luck to you, and please drop in to our blogs!!! i will be watching yours, too!
Congrats on this new journey!

Anonymous said...

When I first heard your story I thought I should suggest the DRC (Congo), because there you get a referral pretty much immediately, because there are more children than adoptive families... for whatever reason I didn't, but now I feel I should at least suggest it, just in case China doesn't work out... at any rate I hope you have a child soon and wish you the best of luck, you guys and your future child are in my prayers

Chris, Tammy and the gang! said...

You already know what I think! :-) So excited for you guys...I'm always here if you have questions or want to chat!!!
Enjoy Mexico with this happy news in your heart!

Natalie and Chris said...

Good luck on your new journey. I understand what a hard decision it is to move on to another journey but feel good in knowing you made a hard decision to make your family dreams come true.

Tammy said...

Congratulations on your new journey! It must have been a very difficult decision to make.

I was hoping you were going to tell us the province would allow you to open 2 files.

It doesn't matter what country...we all deal with the same emotions and hardships throughout this process and need to be there for each other. We are all a family and will continue to be here to support you. I hope that you'll keep us all updated and drop by our blogs from time to time.

Can't wait to celebrate with you.

Derrick, Alysia, and Levi said...

I'm so glad you have found a path that you are at peace with. When we switched from Ethiopia to Florida, it was hard to let go, but in the end we have the son God intended for us and I can't imagine life with anybody but him. I know you will eventually be united with the son who is meant to be yours and we will be cheering you on. I REALLY hope that day is SOON! We know a family here who was matched with a son through that program in only a couple of months. So it could happen soon! How exciting!

Sharla said...

I'm glad to hear that you feel at peace with this new direction. I do believe that somewhere in this world is a child who will join your family and that will make all the twists and turns worthwhile!

Tasha said...
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Erik & Marie said...

Great news! Can't wait to read your post about your referral! I wish you all the best in your new journey.


Sarah Rodgerson said...

Wow, I am so shocked! I had not checked the blog in a little while and I actually heard the news through "a friend of a friend"!! News sure travels on PEI. Congratulations on the new path, I know it must have been a hard decision to make but I am also sure it will turn out to be the best one. All the best to you guys! Can't wait to follow along the blog and hear the details!


Ranavan said...

We are hear for you no matter where you happen to be adopting from!!!

Congratulations! How exciting...and I am sure the decision was hard one but in the end you have to follow your heart!

Looking forward to following your new adventure!

Jill, Trevor, Kohl, Aliah said...

Hey Guys

wishing you the VERY best to your journey to your son. I hope everything goes really fast for you.


Our Timeline

First Adoption

Started the process in Jan/11
Home study approval Mar/11
DTC May 16. 2011
LID June 1, 2011
Referral July 26, 2011
Sent letter of Intent July 28, 2011
PA Aug 4 , 2011
LOA 119 Days....Nov 28, 2011
TA Dec 20, 2011
January we're Parents!

Second Adoption

Started Process Feb/13
Provincial Approval April 26/13

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