The Adoption Journey of Chris and Lydia Bischoff

A New Thing

by Lydia

There is no way to summarize this day. There is so much that I could say but a book would not cover this day.

The girls are here. In fact, they are sleeping in the next room. We met them barely 12 hours ago, life before them is like a foggy dream.

Some highlights:
*Meeting their foster family of 6 foster kids and 2 foster parents who love all of these children dearly.
*Foster Mom crying when we gave her a gift to thank her for raising the girls.
*Lunch at a restaurant and trying to discover what they like to eat.
*Court- I never imagined that I would cry telling the judge how badly I wanted the girls to stay with us
*Holding A’s hand walking through the streets of Riga.
*N speaks English very well, but A has been shy… but once they got going, there is no stopping them, in either language.
*Playing Latvian Monopoly together.
*Looking at pictures together while sharing the stories behind them.
*N telling us that her foster sister said that she and A were so lucky to have a Mom & Dad.
*Praying with the girls before bed and not only getting a hug from each of thern, but a kiss from A.
* A million looks and smiles that mean so much.

Our hearts our full and we are so blessed. Thank you for being part of this journey.

6 Responses to “A New Thing”

  1. Dana Baker says:

    This is so beautiful! What an amazing miracle.
    Thank you for sharing your journey with us. :’)

  2. Jessica says:

    Lydia- I am so happy for you! I bet it is a dream come true. The girls are so lucky to have you and Chris. Can’t wait to meet them!

  3. Karen Q says:

    Just tears, and a thankful heart. Love to all.

  4. Julie Payne says:

    Love it! We’re so happy for you.

  5. Alisha says:

    The memories you created today will never, ever fade. In fact, mine grow clearer as time passes. Thrilled for you!

  6. Dave Bianchi says:

    I should have read this while in public. I’m sure the people around are wondering what the tears and sniffles are for. I am constantly amazed at the wonderful love the Father has for His children.

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