Monday, January 30, 2006

Waiting families meeting...

This past Saturday evening Joe and I went to our monthly meeting of the FCC-AZ Waiting Families group. Michele, of My Baby Ava, was also there.

The meeting was a potluck at the beautiful 1930's home of a couple who have been back with their daughter since October. They have three mid to late teen aged sons and didn't like the idea of being empty nesters anytime soon. They told us all about their trip and answered everyone's questions. Their daughter is now 12 months old and she is a happy, healthy, beautiful, well adjusted little girl. There were two other couples with their adopted daughters and they were just as beautiful. It was really nice to see how well the girls are doing with their families and it made us feel so good.

There were two couples at the meeting who had just gotten their referrals and it was so cool to see what the actual referral photos, and all the paperwork that comes with them, looks like. They were so excited and their referral photos were just so cute. There was also a couple there who are leaving for China this Wednesday!

It was a really nice evening and really made the process seem so much more real for us. My hubby never gets real excited about things, but I think he was a little excited after seeing the referral photos and the daughters that were there.

On another note, I just posted a Good Wishes page and you can check it out here.

2 comments:

Julie said...

I just joined FCC and can't wait to get info about the waiting families meetings. Glad you had a good time!

Lisa and Tate said...

SO cool that you have a good FCC-AZ!!! I belong to FCC-UT and have not gone to a meeting...I figured that I would start going when I am DTC... Well, announcement... I am DTC Jan 27!!! I think. I will go to the CNY party this Feb 4 and this will be my first FCC meeting....

Lisa