Welcome - ยินดีต้อนรับ

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

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Registering at Chicago Thai Consulate

We're excited to be attending THE FINAL step of the Thailand adoption process this Friday (March 23). We have our appointment in the afternoon at the Royal Thai Consulate in Chicago. Yipee!


Jay and Chandra and Penny Regan said...

Yeah! So happy for you!!!

Marciia said...

How nice to check your blog and find the post that your finalizing the adoption journey.
Happy news!
Blessings to your family,
Marcia K from Wisconsin
Happy Mom to two daughters from Kazakhstan

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.