(Keira’s school homework from April 2016 that surprised us)
For a million reasons we never told the children about Haiti. We told Keira about Connor when we were matched but she was 2 years old-so she only partially understood it.
This time we decided to tell the kids were adopting again and to make them part of the experience! We decided for a couple reasons but mostly because we wanted them to share in our excitement and also because they are really smart and know what’s going on in the house.
We went to Boston a few weeks ago and in the car decided to tell them. Keira was grinning ear to ear and just so sweet. She had a lot of questions and some demands (i.e. that her sister not be in diapers and that she share her room). It was wonderful. She asks something about her sister on a daily basis and truly cant wait to see her picture. She really understands the process but is still adamant that her sister not be in diapers. She also wants to name her sister-only-problem is her name choices are quite unusual 🙂
Connor was excited but his practical side came out. He wanted to know when we were getting a car seat, a bed, and whether he could paint her room. He was so concerned about all we have to get done. Overall he was super excited although concerned about the boy/girl ratio in the house.
Wednesday our social worker came, who we have now know for 4 years, and the kids were excited to tell her about there sister. Overall it was a great meeting and we ended the meeting feeling super excited and super motivated to start the dossier!
So its dossier time- for the 3rd time in our lives. Time to start with medical appointments, finger-printing, and getting tons of documents ready! We are excited.