Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Our Christmas Miracle

We are so proud to introduce our son T, born 6 lbs 12 oz. on May 16, 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand. He's now living near Ayutthaya with his foster family. His 60-year-old foster parents have 7 grown children and T is their 5th foster baby. We feel so blessed to have such an experienced family to care for our little one until we can bring him home! The family farms a rice paddy and they live in a traditional home. We can't wait to visit! We should get the call for travel in approximately 7 - 9 months.

We hope our family will forgive us for not calling them immediately. We received word that we were matched with T on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:01pm. Marissa called and spoke to Kyle for only a minute (he had laryngitis) and with me for quite awhile. We were hanging on her every word, but excited to get off the phone to check email for pictures, too! We were excited to accept the referral and by Thursday morning we were announcing the news to all our co-workers. We also told a few friends in the Thai adoption community because I was going to explode with the happy news!

We quickly put together little photo albums and frames for everyone in our families to wrap for a special Christmas surprise. We'll post later about their reactions.
This is our favorite picture of him.

This is the extra-drool shot

Check out the cute silver anklets with bells!


Chris & Leo De Brabandere said...

Wat een mooie baby en wat een mooi geschenk te weten dat je gaat bemind worden door twee toffe mensen. Thanu blijkt dus boog en pijl te zijn, ik ken een prachtig gedicht en zal dat eens opzoeken en aan Thanu bezorgen. Chris en ik kijken er al naar uit jullie samen te ontmoeten. Eerstdaags lees je er ook meer over in onze blog. En ik ken er nog die blij gaan zijn. Wie wordt meter en peter?

Hannah said...

I still get all teary-eyed and goose-bumpy!!!!!!! He his so super cute!!!!!!! What a Christmas to remember!

Maarten, Hanna & Elke said...

Geweldig nieuws!
Indeed a christmas to remember and the best is yet to come...

We can't imagine your impatience to meet Thanu and bring him home with you, because we are already so excited about this fabulous news. And Hanna is so proud with her first nephew!!!

Welcome to the family Thanu! Lucky you to have such wonderfull parents as Robin & Kyle!

Wishing you all the best, and looking forward to see you all next year,

Maarten, Hanna & Elke

Jay and Chandra Regan said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you! We're sure hoping that soon we will get our official "referral" for the waiting preteen girl that we "picked out" a year ago.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Robin and Kyle!! How exciting, I am so happy for you! You must look at his pictures 100 times a day, he definately is a cutie! Can't wait to meet him! The best things in life definately are not things... merry christmas!!
Anne and Jay Schultz

Hirally said...

Congratulations again Robyn & Kyle...we are so excited for you and thank you so much for trusting us with such wonderful news when you were about to explode with emotions!!


Glen and Andrea said...

Wow - he is just such a tiny little ball of baby goodness! I could eat him up!!