Thought I'd give some information on how our family came to be! :)
We signed up with Commonwealth adoptions Colombian program in November 2000. After mounds of paperwork, we were put on the wait list for an orphanage called La Casita de Nicolas in March 2001. We were told the wait would be about 3-6 months, so what ended up being a 10 month wait was excruciatingly long.
We got the call (well, actually Todd got the call) on January 30, 2002. We had a son! Jairo was born on September 22, 2001, at 32 weeks gestation, weighing just under 4 lbs. He was progressing perfectly, and was now a lively, healthy boy of 10 lbs at 4 months old. We renamed him Jacob Jairo (Jairo being his birthname) and flew down to Medellin, Colombia on February 15th. On February 18th, he was placed into our arms.
Jake has been a lively, energetic boy right from the beginning. He is full of enthusiasm and eager to try new experiences. He is currently in Kindergarten and is doing great. He loves his little sister Sara and can't wait for his new sister! In fact, Jake helped us decide to adopt from Taiwan! We love you Jacob!