Monday, January 28, 2013

Kings Family Adoption

So as promised we are going to start highlighting some of our families experiences.

First up is the King family. They just got back from adopting their newest member, Kyrain, mid January. Here is a portion of their story...

I am sorry it has taken me so long to post. Yesterday was grueling. We received Kyrain at 9:30 in the morning, did some paperwork, had a couple of hours in our room enjoying her and then spent the entire afternoon completing the adoption process. By the time we got back to our room, got something to eat we all dropped into bed exhausted...

Kyrain is doing really well. She is an absolute joy and BUSY does not adequately describe her. I am not sure if we are seeing a lot of nervous energy right now or if she really does go like this all day long. If she does - Lord help us!

She is of course quite smitten with Daddy and calls him that all ready. She imitates every word we say and was trying to say all of the kids names. She talks and babbles, laughs and smiles continuously. We have not worn out the game of peek a boo and she thinks it is a great riot each and every time.

After we got back from the adoption process we were in the lobby of the hotel waiting for Paul to exchange some money at the desk. Kyrain was wandering around by me when she spotted her daddy across the lobby. She suddenly let out a squeal of "daddy" and ran to him. Three times while she wandered around by him she was approached by one of the bell hops who held his arms out to her to pick her up and each time she ran to Paul calling Daddy and reached her arms up to him to be picked up. It moved me to tears. It is incredible that after 1 day he is already her safe place. She was apparently very fond of her foster father so we have avoided calling Paul "Babba." Each time I called him that earlier in the day she would get a hopeful little look on her face and look around. 

She really is doing so well. She cried for a little bit when she was first given to us and then again at bed time. She laid between us and did stop crying but her eyes had a frightened, confused look in them. We soothed her for a few minutes and she did fall fast asleep.

For more about the Kings family adoption you can check out their blog KingsKids.

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