The Journey of a Lifetime

Ryan and I have decided to pursue our forth adoption and add another beautiful baby to our family. We couldn't be happier and are thrilled! Join us in our journey in adopting baby Schlenner!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentines Day!!!!!!!!!! This morning started out with a special Valentines breakfast...complete with festive yummies. The girls were super excited today and Nana also came over to spend the day with us!! We love you Nana!
The girls had some fun in the snow and enjoyed the fresh air and warmer weather!!!!!!!!!!! Amen!!!!!!!!!!!
Great Grandma Ro came over and had our annual "Sweetheart Valentine's Dinner" with us! Grandma and I enjoyed cooking and celebrating an extra special day together as family. Here the girls took a quick pose with Grandma Ro! Can you pick out the wild child in this picture?!?!?!?!??! (It's definately Ahnya!)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Baby may be a boy!!!!!!!!!!! Ha!

We received a call yesterday....already! Our adoption specialist called this week and asked if we would be interested in a baby boy with minor health needs. She explained that while China keeps most of the baby boys for whatever cultural reason(s), she has seen some baby boys waiting for adoption lately. The baby boys are younger, healthier and that would also mean travel would be quicker. So with that, Ryan and I are trying to picture a baby boy in our family!!! After three girls, it's something to wrap my head around! I think our house needs some shak'in up and a baby boy would be a perfect fit for our family! I'm seeing a lot of blue in our future!!!!! Stay tuned!

Monday, February 7, 2011

We have a BIG announcement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Schlenner family has a very special announcement to make......are you sitting down?????????

Gabriella, Jocelyn & Ahnya would like to let all our family and friends know that..........WE'RE ADOPTING ANOTHER BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, and IT'S ANOTHER baby GIRL! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(I told you to sit down!)

We are adopting a baby girl from China and we all couldn't be happier!!! The girls are thrilled!!!! Now we wait for a referral to be matched with this spring or summer. Then travel this fall/winter 2011. This process is going to go more quickly because we are open to some minor/correctable medical issues.
We surprised our family and close friends by presenting them with a chinese take out box filled with chinese goodies...AND of course a fortune cookie that said "SURPRISE...IT'S A GIRL!" It was so much fun sharing the news with our family and besties! To see everyones reactions and to feel their enthusiasm and support was priceless. The feeling is still exillerating the forth time around!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ryan and I started the adoption process back in September 2010! We are using the same adoption agency and the paperwork is completely done! We just wait for the "the call" and news that we have a referral! Let the fun begin!!!'s a Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!