Dear Sam and Sophie,
Today I talked to my friend Karen. She and her husband, Jeff, are also adopting a child or maybe two children. We have both had lots of ups and downs in trying to adopt, and it has been nice to have one another for support.
Some friends of Karen and Jeff had an adoption shower for them this past Sunday up in Wisconsin. This is a picture of Karen being surprised. Her husband knew about the shower but kept it a secret.
Karen and Jeff started working on their adoption right around the same time we did--last fall. They originally wanted to adopt two toddler/preschool-age children from India. However, things have not gone that smoothly with India, so they are now looking at Vietnam and Thailand.
There is a possiblity that we might be going to Vietnam around the same time. Wouldn't that be fun?