Names

Time to really start thinking about baby names. Truman and his cousin Benjamin have been working overtime on it. Here are some of their ideas:

  • Edwin Doodlebody Karate
  • Kimo
  • Natuchaka
  • Bearison

More to come, I’m sure.

Another boy!

Just got word that we’re the proud parents of another boy! Not much in the way of details yet, but here’s what I know:

Born Nov. 19th, 7lbs at birth. Name: Yoo Myung Hee

We’ll get a picture and more info tonight. Yay for us! 🙂

We’re qualified

A couple of weeks ago we had to get fingerprinted for the adoption process. We did it when we adopted Tru as well, and you’d think that there’d be no expiration date on your fingerprints. Apparently fingerprints are only good for 15 months. When we were fingerprinted for Tru’s adoption, we had to go to this nasty old building downtown where there was a really long line of immigrants waiting for INS stuff. We went to the back of the line and waited, but eventually someone came and escorted us to the front of the line. That felt kinda weird. This time when we went, the office had moved to a nicer building, and there was no line at all. We were the only people there, and the workers were really nice and joked around with us. We’d talked about bringing a camera to begin documenting the adoption process for this child, but decided against it, based on our prior experience. Now we wish we would have brought it with us. Tru was along for the ride and he was being really cute and flirty with the INS workers and that would’ve been fun to photograph. Oh well…I’ll just have to settle for writing about it.

Anyway, all that was just the lead-in to say that the Department of Homeland Security sent us a letter informing us that our fingerprints are of such high quality that we are officially qualified to be adoptive parents. How reassuring.

Next adoption

I haven’t mentioned it on the blog yet, but we’re in the process of adoption a second (and final!) child. From South Korea, like Tru. We indicated no preference with respect to gender. Even though we opted for no preference, we’re pretty likely to get another boy. Out of country adoptions from South Korea are mostly boys. That’s probably due to a few cultural reason, one being that in-country adoptions tend to favor girls because male bloodlines are so important. Anyway, we’re going for it one more time.

This time it’s going to be more of a stretch, financially, than it was last time, since I’m in a different job and Amy’s only been working half-time. Amy’s going back full-time this year, to help with the savings and we’re probably going to have to liquidate one retirement savings account early next year. So it was with interest that I learned about this new DropCash thingy that a couple of guys put together. I posted it on the Link Harvest a while ago and today I created a “campaign” for our adoption expenses. You can see the link in the upper left corner of this page. I don’t expect that we’ll actually generate much funding that way, but it’s an interesting experiment in any case. So, if you’re inclined, throw a couple of bucks our way via the campaign. 🙂

An interesting side note…Amy’s been busy this weekend, making new photo albums of Tru’s early years. Tru loves looking through them and this morning he started asking about where he came from… He asked if we got him at the hospital and if God made him. We’ve been a little nervous about this day. We’ve never tried to hide or mask the fact that he’s adopted. We’ve been pretty open about talking about Korea with him. But he’s just beginning to question things on his own.