Adoption Scrapbook

April 28, 2009 rixgal
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This last weekend I was at a scrapbooking extravaganza working on the album that we are to send to Zaza once we accept her referral.  I have been taking various pictures of our life for this book for over a year.  If it’s a common event in the Crosby household, it’s in the book…. Taco Bell included. 

My house was totally clean a while back when we had out of town guests coming for a week.  So I took the opportunity and photographed every room.  As I was putting them in the scrapbook, I realized that Zaza will probably never see the rooms this clean.  I should really take pictures TODAY…. then it will all look familiar when she walks in.

I left lots of room for the Spanish translations to be added to the pages.. and I didn’t actually write that much.  It was hard for me not to include pictures of my sister’s family and Rick’s brother’s family, but they don’t live close… at all… and only Phoenix is in the book.  It’s hard to believe that this little 8″x10″ book will be Zaza’s introduction to her forever family… but I am glad that they request it.   How do you show fun and love in a bunch of pictures?  Anyway, it’s done and I won’t need to worry about it when the referral call comes.  The only page I left blank was the first one because I want an up-to-date family photo.  I never know what crazy hairdos could emerge before we leave for Colombia.

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  • 1. Jennie C.  |  April 29, 2009 at 2:45 am

    I’m sure your “simple” album is way nicer than my regular albums :) It will be great for Zaza.

    • 2. Karen  |  May 1, 2009 at 1:23 am

      Linda,

      Our boys are siblings. (Colombia does not allow the adoption of unrelated children at the same time). We requested 3 children from 0-7 years of age and got 3 boys. It is a very fast process if you request what they call a large sibling group (3 or more). They are from Ibague – about a 25 minute flight west of Bogota. There are still days we look at them and can’t believe we actually have 3 more children and went to Colombia to pick them up. We had never even been out of the country! You’ll be going before you know it.
      Karen

  • 3. Karen  |  April 29, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Good idea to get that photoalbum/scrapbook done before you get the call. And you should get it back when you pick up Zaza. Our older boys (5 & 8) still had theirs. Our younger (2) had one page left! Have enjoyed reading your blogs and can’t wait to hear of your assignment.
    Karen
    baker2ndtimearound.blogspot.com

  • 4. rixgal  |  April 29, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Nope, not this time, Jennie. Plainer than Plain Jane.

    Karen, thanks for your note. I’m off to checkout your blog.

    Blesings!


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