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Adopting a baby from Vietnam in December!

We’ve been on quite a roller coaster ride over the last 4 years in our attempt to adopt a baby. Things have not gone so well, but recently, we were proposed a baby from Vietnam. We debated whether or not to go through the pain of completing huge amounts of paperwork and preparations, not knowing if anything would come out of it, but thought we should take advantage of this opportunity and give it one more try.

We were told to expect the process to complete next year some time in Feb or March, but got the news last week that the baby is ready and we need to go to Vietnam on Dec 7th, 2009 to receive! We’re extremely excited and frantically making preparations that couples often have 9 months to do in one month (we didn’t feel able to prepare properly in the past not knowing what would happen with our previous attempts at adopting from Canada, China, and Korea…)

He is a boy and his name is Ut, but we will also give him the Western name Evan. He will be four months old when we get him and we expect to stay in Hanoi, Vietnam for at least 3 weeks to complete legal and immigration paperwork once we receive him.

At this point, any number of things could happen to change this adoption or prevent it from happening, and until the baby is back home in Canada, it is in no way official. So please keep us in your prayers.

More info to follow, just check back here soon.

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10 Responses to “Adopting a baby from Vietnam in December!”

  1. Elika Says:

    Congratulations dear Jarome and Felisha! I’m feeling the joy and excitement you’re going through all the way in China! Can’t wait to meet and hold Evan and to congratulate you both in person. Love this photo of him… He’s absolutely adorable!

  2. Laura Says:

    I’m so very happy for you both!! I’m sending love and prayers to all 3 of you.

  3. debbie Says:

    congrats beyond congrats!! so happy and will definitely keep the union of baby Ut-Evan and you both in my prayers…YES! blessings!

  4. Jonathan Agnew Says:

    Congrats, Jarome! I’m so happy to hear the news and will indeed keep you and Felisha in my prayers. I must say that the picture of little Ut-Evan is really cute! Good luck and keep us posted.

  5. Kamya Goldan Says:

    he is really cute. I wish all the best to you. and the prayer that we all need of course. take care

  6. Rosie Says:

    Congratulations Felisha and Jarome! I know this has been a long arduous journey, but in the end you will be blessed with a beautiful baby boy. I will keep you in my prayers.

  7. Michael Botterill Says:

    Congratulations, you have faced some extreme hardship over your adoption attempts, and truly Bahá’u’lláh has blessed you both, I wish you sucess and yes Ut/Evan is very cute.

  8. Sheila Says:

    Wow, awesome. Best of luck with everything, and I hope all goes well.

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