At the time of the writing of this article, my wife and I have just brought home our second son. This article is designed as a reflection on the journey to bring our son home, looking at the hardships, the joys, and the way that God walked us through the journey. It is my hope that those who have not gone through an adoption process will have a greater understanding of what is involved and might find ways to stand beside those who are in the process.
First, a few of the details. Both of our sons are adopted from South Korea. The oldest came home when he was 14 months (he is now five years old); the youngest was 28 months. Overall, the process for the second adoption took over two years from the submission of our paperwork to the bringing home of our son. Our referral (whereby we were matched with our son) was received in April of 2012 when he was six months old. The process to bring him home involved two trips to Seoul, Korea and two total weeks in country.