In December 2005 I had a knock at my door. I open it to find two young men canvassing for sponsors for the Foster Parent Plan (or the Plan as they are now called). I had known about this program for alot of years. I inherited my Great-Aunts desk quite a few years back and upon going thru it I found letters to her from the children she sponsored over the years. Even now I think back and it makes me teary to remember the love these children felt for a women they pen- paled with from youth into adulthood. It was so touching. So of course given the opportunity I decided you know what we can afford the small fee of $33 a month to do this and I signed us up.
When Bruce got home I "surprised" him with this information. We have a boy. Nuiwa lives in China and we have sent a few letters back and forth now. It takes close to 4 months for the letters to make it from here to there and vice versa. Quite a long time but so worth the wait. Life is so different for him and his family, I didn't realize how much we took for granted until the correnspondence started.
I look forward to many years of getting to know this boy and his family, it is an exciting journey for our kids and us.