Sunday, November 29, 2009

Adoption Lawyer

We have found an adoption lawyer. We have been having trouble finding a lawyer in the Olympia area willing to take our case since it is an independent international adoption.

My husband and I went with my mother and sister to visit my youngest sister at work. One of her close friends, Jill, and Jill's family were there enjoying tea. Jill's father, Art Klym, is a family law lawyer. I asked him if he had recommendations for a lawyer and he offered his services. He has done similar adoptions and even has a home study contact. God brought us together so we may bring our child home. It was an ordinary miracle, an event that many believe is just coincident, but really was allowed by God to happen so his larger plan may unfold. It will be a miracle if this adoption goes smoothly; I just know that God will be at my side through the joys and the frustrations.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Beginning the Journey

My husband and I are in the beginnings of our adoption journey. After finally deciding we want children after ten years of marriage, we have chosen Blossom Gardens in Montego Bay, Jamaica as the location of our forever child. I new Olympia was small town even with 250,000 people, but I did not realize it would be difficult to find an adoption lawyer. Granted our adoption situation is rare - independent international adoption - but we are not unique. We will eventually find that special lawyer who will help us with expanding our family. After Thanksgiving I will begin interviewing home study agencies. The decision has been made finally and our lives will never be the same.