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Pryanka Irene Phillips

Pryanka Irene Phillips
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Thursday October 2nd, 2008

Last night while I was working on my favorite subject in the entire world, calculus – no- not really, I heard the phone ring and I jumped out of my seat, my heart racing as my entire body flew up in the air to pick up the phone. Yes….it was the phone call we’ve been waiting for many weeks, granted we were prepared to get this call sometimes in November as India is celebrating the festivities of October. As I heard the voice on the other end, my mind just racing to hear the “It’s a boy, It’s a girl”
It’s a “GIRL” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. So excited for our wonderful news, my fingers traumatized and anxious that I could no longer write the notes as I heard about details of our little girl. We are happy to announce that we are now proud parents of a beautiful little baby girl born May 16th, 2008. More details to follow shortly.

Saturday September 6, 2008

Well, the last 3 weeks have been the most exciting yet difficult weeks our lives. Parrish and I had received a referral of a little boy born March 2008. We received a call from the Agency representative on Wednesday August 13th and were extremely excited about our great news. After couple of agonizing weeks of waiting for reevaluation of his medical record/ blood work extra we had to come to our decision to back out due to the extremity of the medical reports.
I have to admit I was not at all prepared for this. I just assumed that he was now our son and eager to hold him and nurture him. 3 weeks of bonding with my son…IT FELT GREAT….I guess it never crossed my mind that things would not have worked out the way they did because God had presented this little boy to us who was our son and despite hearing and reading about his initial medical report it just felt right and I trusted that everything in his medical reports would just work them selves out….Well I guess I can say another lesson learned, but then again if you asked me if I would have done things differently as far as allowing myself to bond at the sight of seeing his picture, I would answer “NO” because no one could put a price on the 3 weeks of happiness I had knowing that he was “my son”
So we’re now back on the list at #1 and are hopeful that we will get a referral soon. In the mean time I will continue to pray this little boy finds his forever home and will continue to look forward to our great news!

Wednesday August 13, 2008 / Letter to Dear Baby - Our Journey to You

Dear Baby,

As I think about the journey we have taken to get to you it brings tears of joy to my eyes and heart. It wasn’t too long ago that we had gone through the process of trying to conceive. Weeks of hormone shots, prescription pills, doctor appointments every other day, our ups and downs and all this to focus on that one day to receive a call to say that we indeed were going to be “expecting”
Well I have learned through this process that no matter how perfect our lives may seem and how exact and to the point you follow directions, life doesn’t always turn out the way you plan it. I have learned through this process that God indeed had other plans for us and that’s why I’m here to share our story of our journey to you “our baby”
Well it all started with a phone call to your grandmother at the beginning of this year 2008 (who I might add is as eager and anxious to meet you as your mommy and daddy). I shared with her that after many discussions, your daddy & mommy had decided to go for adoption, “International Adoption” Well this news just got the ball rolling and by the end of the day I think I had some what 20 emails from your grandmother on potential International Adoption agencies. Grandmother came to the “rescue” There was an abundance of information, and at that moment all too much to handle in one days reading. After reading and reading about the many agencies available and the different requirements we came to the last one “Dillon International” and jack pot, this was the one. We met all the requirements and it just seemed perfect. So where next, well I’ll have to share that I thought the purchase of our home required forms and paperwork – well I’ve learned the adoption process surpasses that.
Now as we wait to receive the good news that you will be joining our forever family, I imagine and play the scenes in my mind of how beautiful you will be and how your smile will lighten our lives and bring those same tears of joy back to our eyes and hearts – Yes, right now your not physically here and we can’t see you, but know that we have longed for you in our hearts. Yes, right now you’re not physically here and we can’t see you, but we have loved you from the moment you took your first breath.


Your Mommy

Tuesday August 12th, 2008

Last night I received a very exciting call from the India program coordinator. As we discussed some questions Parrish and I had she stated that we had moved up to #1 on the list. My heart just about sank when I heard that. All night I thought about that moment when we would get our phone call on our referral. So now we maintain patience as we await the wonderful news of our addition to our family.