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Hello all family and friends!

With great excitement, we started our adoption journey in August 2008. We are now first time parents through adoption of an 8-year-old son from Thailand. We have chosen to build our family through the adoption of a son from Thailand because this is where we feel God is leading us right now.

It took 1 year and 9 months to bring Ray home and it was totally worth it!

We appreciate all of your love and support. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Ann & Bryan

Saturday, November 21, 2009


"Adoptions are like snowflakes – no two are exactly alike."

 Sometimes it feels inspiring, like a piece of artwork:

 Sometimes it feels calculated, like a scientific experiment:

  Sometimes it feels tedious, like endless paperwork and mailings:

 And unfortunately...Sometimes it feels like you have no control
and someone higher up is messing with you:

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy Birthday, Ray!

Your fortune cookie reads:
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu

You were born in the Year of the Snake (same as Mommy and Daddy). People born during the Year of the Snake are kind, vibrant, intelligent, wise, introspective and refined.

You share your birthday with:
Eli Mattson, Laura W. Bush, Will Rogers, Walter Cronkite, and Matthew McConaughey

In the US Astrology Calendar, you are a Scorpio (just like Mommy). Scorpios are loyal, passionate, resourceful, observant, and dynamic.

You were born on a Sunday which means your Thai birthday color is Red. Buddha image for Sunday: Pang Tawai Natra, restraint. Sunday Character: respectable, carefree, wise, and beloved by both friends and relatives. Very lucky day/color : Wednesday / Green (Mommy's favorite color).

On this date, W.A. Mozart's Symphony No. 36 received its première performance in Linz, Austria in 1783. Mommy is listening to it right now!

Happy 8th Birthday! We hope you enjoy the gifts you should be receiving from us today and know that you are loved from around the world!!!
Why are we adopting internationally and not domestically?
While we think adopting domestically is extremely important, our hearts are drawn to the waiting children in other countries. Some of our closest friends and relatives have adopted, are adopted themselves, or are planning to adopt internationally. This has been a wonderful experience for them, as I am confident our adoption will be for us.

Why are we adopting from Thailand?
The number one reason is simply...that's where our son is living right now. Also, the Thai people are extremely laid back and friendly and the adoption process is very straight forward in Thailand and has been around for decades so there should be no surprises or corruption. After researching our other options, the requirements to adopt from Thailand fit our requirements. If we decide to adopt again, we will reevaluate the different countries and domestic programs.

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