Wednesday, May 2, 2012

In less than 70 hours we will be taking off to go pick up our daughter! I am currently testing out my new laptop which I bought for the trip and am loving it so far!!  So many thoughts are running through my head right now. So surreal that after 3 years of waiting, this next week we will officially be parents! I really thought I was prepared, but the closer it gets, I am starting to get nervous. Worrying about everything from the language barrier (which was NOT an issue when we visited her in October), to how she will react to us taking her away from the only world she has known for the past 2 1/2 years. Any last minute advice from my fellow adoptive BG parents would be appreciated. I ask everyone to please take a moment to pray for us and Kayti as we begin our life as a family of three! Thank everyone for their support again and keep watching for more posts! The next one will be from Bulgaria!!!


  1. Lorie, no worries about your daughter getting used to you. She is probably excited too, and nervous. Enjoy your trip, the country, their culture, their food, and most important, your new daughter!

  2. Praying for you and this wonderful thing you are about to jump into. Just give yourself a constant pep talk--you will get through this and you are as prepared as you can and should be. You may have a wonderful transition that seems as expected or maybe even easier than you expected...when it gets tougher than you thought it would be, that's when you need to reach out to others who have walked this path before and also reach out to those who can give you practical help to lighten your load. My experience was that Mahaela was very well bonded to her caregivers, but that they must have worked hard to prepare her and when the time came, they truly launched her into our family and she "never looked back." Even birthing a child has its not great moments...the physical junk and healing, the post partum hormones and blues, the work of a newborn, etc...hard work for sure, but beautiful and something that you just have to work through. I don't mean to simplify it too much, but I pray that it is just that for you and Kayti.
    buy a paper from her town on gotcha day if you can and buy a pair of shoes in Sofia...I will always save Mahaela's shoes from BG...they are unique and just look BG to me.
    We found someone locally that could speak BG and that we asked if we could call on if I felt the need. I never called her, but nice to know she was there if I needed her.