Friday, July 08, 2005

So I'm sitting at my desk in my office

Just minding my own business when "ring, ring, ring". I answer the phone and it's the wonderful, amazing, incredible social worker L from my agency. "Julie?" She says. I said "Yes". "Hi! It's L from your agency and I was just wondering where we are on paperwork". So I explain to her that we are coming along nicely. There is a slight problem I just learned about from another adopter who is going through the same home study agency (notary is incorrect) and have to get that resolved but expect to by ready in a few weeks". "Really" she said. "Any chance you can speed things up?" I said "why?" Her response.... "because I have a referral for you. Everyone at the agency is waiting on a girl and I have a boy and he's beautiful". "HUH?????????? Are you serious??" She said "yep, if you are prepared, we can do this!". We just got our fingerprints done 2 days ago! I got the picture and called Marc. He was in his Mom's office. I asked him if he could get his email there and he said "no, why?" I said "because I'm looking at a picture of your son". He was so confused! I told him that we got the referral and he ran to his desk. I think he fell in love as quickly as I did. I didn't think I could love him any more than I already do but I just fell in love with him all over again. That was at 10:30 this morning. I have called INS to see if they can expedite our fingerprints, I've been calling the State Police to find out where our letter is, making an apponitment with the international adoption doctor. I'm in such a haze. Someone pinch me!

44 comments:

  1. Wow! That's so amazing.

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  2. Um.

    Holy Mother of Cheese.

    JJJUUUULLLLIIIIEEEE!!!!

    That's amazing! YOU are amazing!! Everything is amazing!!!!

    (and that's all I could think of to say.)

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  3. YAAYYY!!

    Can't wait to meet your new little BOY!

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  4. HappyHoo3:26 PM

    That is AWESOME!!!! How exciting :D!!!

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  5. CONGRATS BABY!!!! Got my fingers crossed for you!!!

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  6. Congratulations!!

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  7. Congratulations!!

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  8. Yeah! Oh goodness congratulations. I'm so excited for you. Unexpected gifts are the very best! Keep us posted on every detail. Oh, and I totally know what you mean about falling in love with your husband, I had that same feeling on Wednesday after we talked to M. our future baby's birthmother for the first time.

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  9. OHMYGOSH!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Sorry to yell -- I'm so happy for you!!!!

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  10. That is incredible! Congratulations! Its a boy!!!

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  11. Oh. my. god. Ahh!!!!!!!!! We're having a boy!! Soon!!

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  12. Julie, I am sitting here in my office with tears streaming down my face. Congratulations mom, it's a boy. There are no words to express how happy I am for you. I can't wait to hear all about it.

    Congratulations again to both of you.

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  13. Oh my GOSH!! Congratulations, mama! A son! Who woulda thunk it? Please keep us posted on everything. Where the picture?

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  14. When we get our baby girl referral we can start planning the wedding. LOL! Julie I am so happy for you. I hope you get your dossier done quickly and get your I171H so you can start the process to bring that beautiful handsome boy home!!! :-)

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  15. Holy cow!

    Yippee!

    --Bugs

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  16. Felicidades por tener un excelente sitio web!!!!

    Muchos Saludos,

    Profesora Grahasta
    www.profesoragrahasta.com

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  17. Congrats on your new son! I am so excited for both of you!!! Don't forget to breathe!

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  18. I'm soooo happy for you!!!! Congratulations!!

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  19. OMG!!! CONGRATULATIONS! This is such wonderful news...so happy for you both. Do we get to see pictures soon?

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  20. Hi! I just found your blog and wanted to congratulate you! I bet you are so excited about bringing that little boy home!My family is adopting a baby girl from China.

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  21. Julie! This is absolutely fantasmagorically wonderfullicious news!

    OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!

    Pictures, woman! Want pictures!

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  22. OMG Julie!!! I'm speachless... I am SO happy for you. I have tears streaming down my cheeks.... you're a MOM!!!
    This news has made my day.
    Congratulations to the both of you... I guess that should be the THREE of you!!!

    Amazing.... just utterly amazing....

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  23. OMG! AMAZING! I'm so happy for you! Why is it that I still have no clue where you're adopting from? (sorry)

    I can't wait to hear more...

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  24. I already congratulated you but I wanted to say it again here. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

    I can't wait to see the pictures!

    KimN

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  25. I'm so happy for you. Post pictures when you can.

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  26. Holy Shit! How incredibly thrilling! When is the cyber shower???

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  27. I am so very happy for you!! What a wonderful surprise! Godspeed on the paperwork!

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  28. That's fantastic news!!!!!!
    So happy for you!!!

    Can't wait to see a picture!!

    !!!!!!!! (just a few more exclamation points for good measure)

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  29. Good luck! I can't wait to hear more about this. We've got an eye toward adoption, too. All the best!

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  30. Oh wow - Congratulations!

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  31. OH MY GOSH!!!
    A referral! YIPPPPEEEEE!
    Need more info......when do you accept? When do you go to FC and PGN? When will dossier be done?
    So many questions.....SO HAPPY!

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  32. You must be bursting with excitement! I'll keep you all in my prayers!

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  33. Anonymous11:07 PM

    That is wonderful, Julie. Good luck! I hope that everything goes smoothly from here on out and that you soon have a little boy living in your house! :-)

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  34. OH MY GOSH!!!!! I'm SO excited and we must have an update asap :) Congrats and good luck!

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  35. YAY!!!!! Oh my gosh, how exciting! Congratulations!

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  36. Congratulations. I remember the day, two short years ago, when I got the referral picture for my beautiful son from Guatemala....how time flies!!!!

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  37. Holy Crap! That is wonderful!

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  38. Julie!!!! I am so happy for you! I love it when I go away for a couple of days and come back to things like this! Congratulations.

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  39. I'm so very very happy for you both! Congratulations!

    Lots of love from Down Under!

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  40. Julie,
    That is awesome news! As someone who is also trying to adopt, I always get excited when I hear success stories from others. Best of luck to you! I will be back to your blog to see pictures of your new baby!

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  41. Anonymous10:33 AM

    Yay! Wow! Excellent news! Can't wait to hear more about it!

    Karen/Naked ovary

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  42. Whoa! That's awesome and totally surreal.

    Hits ya' like a ton of bricks, huh?

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  43. That is so exciting!! What's the latest ETA on your little boy?

    YEAH!!!!!

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  44. Anonymous1:32 PM

    Jules-Lori forwarded me the picture! He is absolutely adorable. He totally looks more like you than Marc! :-) We are so fucking excited to meet the little man!!!!!!!

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