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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

Friday, July 9, 2010

First ER Visit

Daddy learned a quick lesson today that we shouldn't bike with sandals but rather with shoes!  Ray now has 11 stitches in his right foot.  He wanted to see where Mommy goes to exercise and he jumped on a stationary bike and started to pedal fast.  I took a quick call on my phone and then a few seconds later heard a big scream as Ray's foot was caught in the pedal and there was blood everywhere. His sandal fell off and took off a big chunk of skin right down to the tendons. Good thing the emergency room was just around the corner and the folks at the YMCA did a quick job of bandaging up Ray's foot. Our little trooper is doing well and even the doctor was amazed at how interested Ray was in the process without too much crying. We're all doing fine tonight; in fact, we're laughing because we explained to Ray "no soccer, no swimming" and so then, of course, Ray said, "no school!" Now he thinks he can get out of everything. Overall, I think Daddy was more nervous about this one then Ray.
 
Thanks for thinking of us!
Bryan
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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