Saturday, March 6, 2010
This not knowing is driving me bonkers...
So since Ukraine is a totally blind referel process, we simply specify an age range of a child we wish to adopt and THAT'S IT. We get no info on a child until we have our appointment at the SDA in Ukraine. We are asking for a child of either sex with minor/moderate corectable medical issues from age 1-5 with the preference of a girl. I know I really shouldn't buy clothes for a child that I have no idea how big she'll be, but geez I can't help it! It drives me crazy not to be able to prepare for a child, so dang it, I'm going to do it anyways! The children in Ukraine are very small and I've been told that for every 3 months in an orphanage they lose 1 month of normal growth and development. So I figure that a 3 year old would wear 18 month size clothes... so I bought some clothes size 18 months- 2T cause that is pretty middle of the road and I want to a least have some clothes to take with us. If they don't fit, I'll give them to the orphanage we adopt from. I need to just stay away from the little girl section in stores... I keep ending up with just "one" thing. Its really killing me to not be able to prepare!
We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life; but those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,are carried on the wings of destiny; and placed among us by God's very own hands. --Kristi Larson