It's been awhile.... We've been busy. We've had vacation and I've also been busy as my photography jobs are picking up.
Upon returning home we received our son's Emmigration Permit, and his legals which FINALLY allow us to submit our I600... Translation: We're still working on bringing Kalvis home, but at least we are a few steps closer. Our I600 will take 4-8 weeks. The I600 is our BIG step. There will be a few small steps after the I600, but basically he'll be coming home somewhat soon. So September? October? It's anyone's guess, but we're hoping September.
My sister's friend (Hi Linette, if you are reading), is an adult adoptee from our agency. She recently traveled to Korea and was able to visit the agency. Sadly, she was unable to meet our son, though she tried. Had she met him, she planned to call us while holding him in her arms (it breaks my heart yet again, as I type this missed opportunity). She was able to meet other babies though. She sent me pictures and I was able to forward some along to waiting families I have recognized through our message boards. She sent me other pictures. Pictures of the agency and baby bottles lined up, babies hanging out in their bumbos, and being held. It's weird what comforts a mommy who is waiting half a world away from their son... is that what his bottle looks like? Was he once in this room? As the homecoming gets closer, the wait gets harder.
It gives me hope to say tomorrow we are one day closer. And it's already tomorrow in Korea....
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