Friday, November 11, 2011

Haiti- Day one

We arrived in Haiti very weary after 3 flights and one loooong overnight layover at the Miami International Airport. I have not slept in over 24 hours and have having a hard time typing this...But, it is only 4:45 here and the day is still young!

We were able to finally go and pick Shaina up about noon. I was so nervous about how she would react to me.  I think Ryan was nervous too! She was brought over to me, I looked at her and said hi and she latched on to me and would not let go! She  put her head down on my shoulder, wrapped her arms around me and just held me tight. My heart melted. Ryan thought she was beautiful and was mesmerized by her.  He was so relieved that she remembered me (so was I)!

We have been spending the afternoon at the guest house playing. Like last time, she was shy for a bit but has totally come out of her shell. She is loving playing with Ryan and he even said to me as they were playing, "Ok. I get it now."

o8 I can't wait to spend the next few days with this darling girl and to watch the three of  our relationships grow!


  1. Shaina is beautiful! I ran across your blog tonight and wanted to leave you a note of encouragement. My husband and I adopted our youngest two sons from Haiti. It was a long and hard journey, but they were worth it all. May this visit be a precious time for each of you, and may God soon place Shaina in your arms and home forever!

  2. I cant wait for you to bring Shaina home!!!

  3. Wonderful enjoy every moment......sleep will come when you get home!
    Blessings, Shelly

  4. Hello! I googled Haiti adoption blogs and found you. We are in the final stages of our adoption from Haiti. It was final in Haiti on 9/14/11. We are waiting on approval of the I600 on the US side. They said it takes approximately 60-75 days and it's been 43 days. I am reaching out trying to find any additional information from other adoptive parents. I haven't found much on Haiti. Any information would be appreciated. My email address is Thanks,jennifer