Earlier this year, WACAP welcomed Ramya home and celebrated with her parents, Jamie and David, as well as her brand new brother and sister.
Ramya, adopted from India through WACAP, has spent a spring, summer and now fall in her new home. And her parents are amazed with each passing season at how blessed their family is with this little girl in their lives.
A Note From Ramya’s Mom
Ramya has been home with us for about eight months now, and I still look at her in awe and disbelief that she is finally home. At the same time, though, it feels as though she has been here with us all of her life.
We read so many different books on adoption to try and prepare for her arrival, yet we had no idea what it would feel like to welcome a 5-year-old, from another country, into our home. While the books we read did help us prepare for different scenarios we may encounter and did provide practical and effective strategies for building attachment, they didn’t prepare us for the immense amount of love we would feel for her.
Through the waiting, anticipation, prayers, tears, and advocacy we went through before she even came home, we began to bond and attach. We fell in love.
Though she didn’t grow in my womb, she grew inside our hearts and quickly became woven in to our family. As with anything in life, there are harder moments and easier ones, however, Ramya is such a blessing to our family, and we are honored to call her daughter.