Thursday, September 1, 2011

Gotcha Day #3

As I continue to wait patiently (or not so patiently) to bring home my 2nd child,  what a tremendous break in the stress to be able to celebrate Gotcha Day #3 with my Sweet Monkey Clare.  On September 2, 2008, in Uralsk, Kazakhstan, we officially became a family and Fatima Ibatova became Clare Fatima Reardon - my daughter!  She is the most amazing, funny, beautiful, smart, caring, observant, ballet-loving, mermaid-addicted little angel and I am so in love!  Being her mom is the most amazing gift and I treasure her each and every day.  Love you Clare!  Now let's get you a brother or a sister already!!

Our first picture together

Sweet Clare - the first day we met

3 years later and a total Kazakh Beauty!


  1. Just found your blog :-) I'm in the final stretch of my first adoption. Looking forward to following along!!

  2. Praying for you on your journey! I can't imagine how hard it's been on you, but so thankful that the Lord is our strength! And waiting at the end of this road is your child! Thanks for stopping by, I'm looking forward to following along with you!