|Ted and I in college|
We were friends with another couple, who had recently adopted. Attending their son's birthday party, we were drawn to a couple with 3 kids, one was an infant boy with piercing blue eyes. I asked to hold him. They told me they are foster parents for Lutheran Children's, the same place we were working with for our home study. I asked when the boy's birthday was. They told me July 30th, and I almost dropped him. I then relayed that we were waiting for a baby, and this was the same birthday. Of course, it was our son, but we weren't able to see him, technically because permanent surrender from both parents hadn't occured yet! We were so excited to have this sneak peek, that we called both sets of parents over to meet him. We were already calling him Kevin, even though his name was Zultan, because each of the foster kids were given a letter of the alphabet name, he was assigned the letter Z.