We have a few more pieces of paper work that go back and forth between us and China, but if all goes well, we will be traveling to pick him up in August.
In the last round of paperwork, we got to pick out a name for him. We’re keeping his Chinese name as his middle name… Sebastian Zitong Lamb. This way his name includes a little of our history, a little of his history and something entirely new.
Our son turns one today. Although we’re a little sad not to be with him on his one year birthday, we’re excited to be making plans to bring him home in just a few months.
He’s having surgery to correct his cleft lip in China next month and a few months after he comes home, he will have cleft palate surgery. We are nervous about his upcoming surgeries, but we consulted with our (soon-to-be) pediatricians at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. They assured us that Chinese doctors do good work on cleft lips, and it’s best to have some time between the surgeries.
As you can see, he’s a happy little guy! We can’t wait to bring him home!