Thursday, April 28, 2011

Searching for a QingDao Boy

Ok the search is on!  Am I crazy?  We . . . ok me . . . are actively searching for a boy to add to this whole process.  Now let me say that my husband is going to a very 'Colorado' type mens retreat through church thi weekend!  I told him he really needs to pray about bringing home two kids.  Did I mention he is a thinker LOL!   Anyhow, if I know my husband he will see the benefit and we will go forward.  Our biggest problem is that we really need to find another child in Shandong province.  This will keep our two week time line in China the same.

Our biggest reason is that we will probably be traveling this fall/ winter.  This is our little guys worst time for the chronic pain associated with his type of dwarfism.  I can handle his pain for a short time, but longer than that and multiple plane trips etc I think will be to much for him to handle.

So the great search is on - and in the process we have looked (I mean me) at hundreds of kids.  There are so many amazing little ones out there.  We have also found two children with dwarfism if anyone is interested.  I haven't seen them on the LPA site and they are CUTE!!  When we started this process I couldn't find a single one that wasn't already spoken for, and now I wish I could bring them all home!

We are open to either gender (but a boy might make bedrooms easier).  Also boys aren't adopted nearly as much as little girls - really, they are so fabulous!!  Anyhow, our biggest issue is mobility and independence.  I will have two little people 13 months apart.  Although they are both mobile and fabulous, they will still need a stroller etc for long walks etc.  (They are little they have shorter legs and tire easier, also our little guy has crappy joints which cause him pain - like a grandpa.)

Soooo, if you know of someone fabulous that meets this criteria please let me know!  We already applied for our I-800A for our peanut so I want to make this decision quickly as not to hold up her adoption.


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