Monday, May 18, 2009

Dreaming of our turn...

This morning while reading some e-mails from our Agency's Adoption Forum, I came across a video about a couple who adopted from the Philippines. The report was done by TQS, on a show called 90 minutes de bonheur (90 minutes of happiness - what a great name for a tv show!).

A husband and his mom wrote in to the tv show saying that they would like to surprise the wife/daughter-in-law by painting and decorating the baby's nursery. The couple had been waiting for their referral for some time, and they were feeling discouraged. The tv reporter and crew then surprised the unsuspecting wife with many surprises! It's a tear-jerker! Get your kleenex ready and click on the link below.
(for those of you who don't speak french...I post a translation in the comments...I don't want to ruin the surprises for those who want to watch the video - it's worth it to watch it)
...after watching the video...we are dreaming of our turn...when will we get the call...where will we be...what will our reactions be...how will we announce it to our families...so many happy things to think of today!

4 comments:

Tam-A-Roo said...

Brief description of the video in English: The couple had been together for 7 years, and longed to have a child of their own. They were unable to conceive so they turned to international adoption. While waiting for their referral, the husband and his mom contacted the tv show and asked for help to surprise the wife/daughter-in-law with a nursery makeover. The reporter, Chantal Lacroix visited the couple to announce that they would be doing a makeover of the nursery! Chantal asks what color they should paint the room and the couple replies that they do not know yet. Chantal then remembers that she received an envelope for the couple from their Adoption Agency...it's their referral! The couple finds out...it's a BOY! A week later, the room is completed. And for a final surprise...the couple is given 2 return tickets for the Philippines. The report finishes with an interview with the couple and their little one, Nathan. The discussion that follows talks about the various issues that families face when choosing international adoption.

Amber said...

Thanks for sharing this link!
Je connais l'emission, mais pas l'episode en question...
I will definitely watch it together with my husband this weekend...and I'll make sure to have a box of kleenex handy :0)

Kara said...

I couldn't understand a word they were saying, but I was still bawling! Thanks so much for sharing.

Our family is also waiting for the miracle of adoption. We wish you all the best!!!

Tam-A-Roo said...

Kara,
Thanks for your well wishes! Hope your dreams come true for your family too!