Well, it's been a long time since anything new has been added to this blog because we wanted to give Sarah some time for her transition to her new life as part of our family as well as to life in the US, life at a new school, etc. She is doing AWESOME with everything! (More of that in future posts!)
Recently we asked her if she would like for us to continue the blog or not and she said she would like to share some of her story with others. While there are many, many parts of her life as well as our life that will remain "just for us", we hope to be able to share a small sliver with friends we've met along the way.
Quite honestly, we're not sure how many people read this blog, especially concerning people in the adoption community who are considering older child adoption or those who have already adopted older children. When we started our journey to adopt Sarah, we had so many people who had questions about older child adoption or who simply wanted to share in our joy. At the beginning, we had no idea what to expect (and still don't on a 'day to day' basis!) and weren't able to offer any suggestions to others who were looking to adopt. While we've only been home 8 months, we have a few things "under our belt" now and a daughter who has learned so much English and is able to offer suggestions as well. So, if anyone would like me (Debbi) to concentrate on anything in particular in upcoming posts, just leave me a note in the comments or email me. We absolutely are NOT any kind of expert by any means, but just a little family of 3 who are on the most amazing journey together!
Now, what most of you want to see ... a few photos of Sarah! AKA - the girl in pink!