Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Welcome to our Adoption Blog

Welcome! We are a family of four becoming a family of five (even typing this seems weird). We have 4 year old Andrew and Annabelle who are adopted from Ethiopia (they came home at 4 mos. old) and we are traveling the adoption road again, not sure where it will take us. We are open to any way God wants to bring a baby into our family and are currently getting paperwork together to send a dossier to Ethiopia.

When we set up our original family blog "Team Sanborn", I specifically liked the fact that we could add to our family and not change our blog title. Well that, and at the time I didn't know how to change our blog title!! HA!! I wanted to start this blog to address our adoption because even though my heart and mind are over run with all the details and preparations, my children are still as crazy as ever and deserve their own posts as well. So now we have two blogs. If you know us, you know we really are not that interesting (interesting enough to have 2 blogs) but this is a great place to keep adoption updates because sometimes they are coming a mile a minute and sometimes it's a long time before any news. Adoption is truly "hurry up and wait"!! We are keeping an adoption journal for the new baby's eyes only, but sometimes, we may post some of that here too.
So with that said... Here is the story (short version):
We have been planning on adopting another baby since the week after we got home from Ethiopia with Andrew and Annabelle (4 years ago). It made sense to wait a little longer... So two years ago we decided to really lay this at the feet of our Savior. In the meantime, we lost my sweet Daddy which changed our perspective on everything. We even thought of not adding to our family because the new baby would not have known my dad. It still breaks my heart to know our next child will not know his precious wide smile, and his tight meaningful squeezes this side of heaven. But after much prayer (shout out to all of you that have joined us in prayer), we decided to move on with another adoption. I quit my teaching job to stay home with the "A Team" (which I am loving by the way). This is a plus, because me being at home was always a prerequisite for another adoption. But it is also a minus because with only one income, it seemed impossible to scrape together the funds to do it. AAAHHH!!! Two weeks ago my prayer group started praying that God would just drop the money from the sky (to see the "discussion" Bill and I had about this see OUR GOD IS GOOD!!!! He has provided the money for our home study- so here we go!!!! Our home study appointment is on Wednesday, September 15- AHHHH!!!! As you can see we are a little excited about this (that would explain all the exclamation points). Like I said earlier, adoption is filled with ups and downs and everything in between. We would love for you to buckle your seat belts and join us. It promises to be an unbelievable ride!


  1. I can't wait to get the "we have a baby" phone call and meet you at the airport again!! We love you!!!

  2. My seatbealt is buckled and ready for the ride of a lifetime of excitement that comes with the arrival of yet another beautiful baby Sanborn a precious child who will bless you all and will be blessed by you love you each one!!!

  3. To say I am happy for you all would be an enormous understatement. I can't wait to meet my new grandbaby, Andrew and Annabelle's baby brother or sister. I love you all more than you know.