Everyone was so excited except for Livia, our nine-year-old. We had planned all along to accept whomever God had planned for us. Livia was really hoping this included a little girl. So, we decided to let her make the final decision on his name. This had to be done very soon in order to start his paperwork right away. This seemed impossible. I couldn't pick out a name in nine months! How were we to do this in a few days? Well, we narrowed it down to a few names and Livia chose Ian James.
We also want to add a Congolese name. After talking to Ryan (another adoptive parent) he suggested we wait and find something meaningful in our travel there. Thank you so much Ryan! Our conversation was so helpful! You can check out his family blog at Come Jam With Our Family. I am regular follower. They have such a beautiful family!
We hopefully will be able to travel to get Ian somewhere between August and October depending on how quickly the paperwork goes. So, everynight I am praying for that paper to fly from desk to desk!