Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Heading South

Only 2 more days till April. Hooray!! The agency said Andrew would arrive in April. So, we are heading down to Atlanta to visit family for the weekend. Hopefully that will make the time fly by.
We ran into our social worker at a restaurant last week. She said we should have more info by the 7th. I am still predicting a travel call on April 13th and a flight scheduled to arrive on April 20th.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Jamie arrived safely

Andrew’s foster brother, Jamie arrived safely in the US last week. Tina emailed and said he is grieving terribly for his foster family. He cries out for his Oma & Appa (Korean for mom & dad) especially at night. I’m sure it must be heart wrenching, but Tina said he is getting better as each day passes.

So I am preparing as much as one can, that Andrew will have a similar reaction. I guess in a strange way it is a good sign that he is grieving. It shows he was loved and well cared for by Mr. & Mrs. Lee. Tina said they send gifts home with Jamie. I will hope they do the same for Andrew, we will treasure them.


Thursday, March 09, 2006


Hello Everyone!
Just wanted to give you an update.... I just got an email from Tina in Indianapolis. Her son Jamie is living with the same foster family that Andrew is. They are "foster brothers"!! The adoption agency called Tina this morning because Korea just issued Jamie's passport and he will be arriving in the US on March 17th, just 7 days from now.
So why am I telling you this???? Because Korea is very regimented in their paperwork. They told us our passport would be issued in April. So, if they keep to their typical time schedule, Andrew should arrive sometime between April 17-21. My prediction is April 20th. Of course we will just have to wait and see.
P.S. My thoughts will be with Mrs. Lee & Andrew as Jamie departs. I'm sure they will miss him greatly.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

KSS Orphanage

FAC, our adoption agency posted a video tour of the KSS orphanage on their website. You can either visit their website or use the link below to see where Andrew spent the first 4 months of his life.

It’s sad to see so many babies living there but it does look like they are well cared for.

Depending on your computer it may take awhile to load this video but it does eventually play.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Monday, March 06, 2006

Update Report

Hooray! 20+ new pictures of Andrew and an update report arrived in the mail today. I will try and get the pictures scanned tonight so I can post them. The report says Andrew is now 18 lbs and 27.9 inches long. He is holding his own bottle, and eating solid foods. Cheese and biscults are his favorites. He stands and walks with help. Although he is difficult to put to bed he does sleep for a solid 7 hours and takes 2 naps during the day. YEAH!!!!! Under comments they put: sucks his thumb, can be fussy. Oh Goodie! Hopefully, these information will help hold me over until he arrives. He is still scheduled to arrive in late April. We should know by early April what the exact date will be.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

New Picture

The agency emailed me a new picture of Andrew yesterday. They said more pictures and an update report are coming by mail. Yeah!! He is now 10 months old and wearing the outfit we sent him.