I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Picking an Agency

This, I've come to discover, is a very important step in the process. There are lots of agencies around the United States to choose from and you don't have to use an agency that is located in the state where you live.

Jay and I didn't do as much research as most people. This is an amazing thing for me. I research EVERYTHING!! (must be that library training!!) We were pulled to Mary Kendall Adoption Agency because they are associated with our church. What we didn't know was that they actual don't do their own Guatemalan placements. They have recently partnered with A Helping Hand for the placement part. We only deal with the folks at MK (Hi Jeannie and Marie) and we LOVE them. I ask a lot of questions, and I'm sure I drive them nuts. Even if they are muttering things about me under their breath, they never let it show to me.

I feel very fortunate so far with our choice. We've received great updates, and our process has actually moved quicker to this point than I expected. God was certainly looking out for us!

Here's another picture of Alex from just a couple day's old.


Joyce said...

Yes, Kim, you and Jay may be the adoptive parents on the certificate, but Alex is a community treasure. I'm an adoptive gradma who is anxious to start spoiling. I'm very excited for us! :)

Cheryl said...

I LOVE this blog, Kim, and especially the pictures! Thank you for providing this opportunity for us all to keep track of the process to bring home that precious little boy!!! We can't wait to meet, hold, and love on Alex. God bless you and Jay on your special journey!!

Jeannie said...

I love this! You really have a handle on this adoption! It has been a pleasure working with you and Jay! I know you are going to be awesome parents for Alex and I can't wait for you to bring him home.
And, for the record, I have never mumbled under my breath about you! :) I don't mind a bit when you have questions. Keep them coming!!