I just received an email with 2 beautiful photos. The first is of a little girl with a wonderful head of brown hair and big curious eyes sitting in a bouncy seat. The second is of her swimming for the first time with her father and big sister. The 3 of them had HUGE smiles on their faces, MashaAllah. It melted my heart to see who the photos were from…RZ…one of the families who used this blog to gather information on how to get in touch and ultimately adopt the beautiful little girl in the photos from La Creche in Tangier, Morocco. I had the opportunity to speak with RZ a few times before she traveled to Morocco and I’m so delighted that everything worked out for her and her family.
Congratulations RZ! Wishing you a lifetime of health, happiness, and love!!
Well, hello again! It’s been about a month since my last post and so much has happend! We’ve managed to get Ayoub’s Moroccan passport, US visa, left Morocco (finally!) and have been in Doha for about 3 weeks now. I haven’t had time to post those experiences yet, but they are on the way.
What I’m REALLY excited about is the fact that we’re heading to the US tomorrow! Yep, FINALLY heading home and look forward to seeing all of our wonderful friends and family who will be waiting to meet us at the airport. We are as excited as they are and we know how incredibly lucky we are to have them in our lives.
First things first: we’ll start Ayoub’s US adoption process on Monday with appointments with the adoption attorney and social worker.
But one thing before that: maklooba and a 10 hour nap! My dear friend who is now bestowed with the title “Mama Nada” asked how she could help me while I was in Tangier. I told her the first thing I want after I arrive is her maklooba and to sleep for 10 hours straight. And that’s what I’ll do on Saturday! All of my girl friends are getting together, we’ll have dinner, I’ll then hand them the baby and go off to my long anticipated date in la-la land. (Seriously, I bet we’ll talk the whole night and have fun playing with Ayoubi!)
Until then, I must get back to packing!
PS: to those who have asked for advice and guidance about the process, I apologize for the delay. I’ll have some free time during my trip and will get answers to you soon. Hang tight!