The 15-day period for anyone to appeal Drew's adoption ended quietly yesterday - Drew is now ours according to Kazakh law!!!!!! Our little boy will be home with us before we know it and the next chapter of our lives - as a family of FIVE (six if you include Peyton!) - can FINALLY begin.
It seems appropriate for all this to happen during National Adoption Month - a month where special attention is called to the joy of adoption. There are still so many people who don't understand adoption and make silly comments about who a child's "real" parents are and stuff like that. We expect that will happen at some point and hope to answer those questions with humor and grace (yeah, we probably won't!!). But it's great that there's a month set aside to educate people about adoption.
We also met today with our international adoption pediatrician who is wonderful - her name is Dr. Chandawakar and she specializes in helping parents evaluate their children and deciding whether to accept a referal. We were in contact with her while in Kazakhstan and today showed her tons of pictures and video of Drew. She's very happy with where he is right now and said he is on target for most things for a child who's been in an orphanage. She thinks he will catch up quickly in the other areas too...go Drew!! :)
Well - each day is a day closer to bringing Drew home - we can't wait to have you here baby!!!