Today was the twins' birthday. Seven years ago today was an exciting but nerve-wracking time! We'd received THE CALL from Julie at CHI telling us there were twin girls scheduled to be born the following day by c-section. She wanted to know if we'd be interested even though we'd requested a single infant male. CHI had done a nationwide search because they didn't have anyone on their waiting list willing or able to adopt infant twins from Guatemala. We were called just one hour before their office closed for the weekend, so I got on the phone to Ben, begged him to leave work immediately, and we talked for only about 15 minutes before calling Julie back. On the day the twins were born, we heard nothing from CHI, which drove me nearly batty! Three days after the call, we received a half dozen cute pictures and a quick email telling us they were deciding between our family and another family. One LONG week later we were told they were ours! Fourteen VERY LONG months later we were finally able to fly to Guatemala to bring our girls home.
I'm a work-at-home mom of thirteen children ranging in age from twenty-six years old to five months old. Eight are home grown and five were adopted internationally (Russia, Guatemala, Vietnam and Ethiopia). We live on an 85-acre farm, and we have home schooled since 1986. My husband is a family physician in solo practice. I manage his practice and file the insurance claims.