“When we finally started the process, it actually took a lot longer than we expected. We thought my son [Connor] was going to be about 15 when we got the baby and he’s just turned 20.”I don't plan to post about every detail of celebrity adoptions all the time, but I feel bad for suggesting that Smart might have gotten special treatment on the age front, so I was looking for more information about when they might have been logged in. Nothing that specific here, but certainly seems likely they were under age 55 when logged in.
Fortunately, baby girl has proven to be worth the wait. “[Bonnie] is the smartest, funniest, most darling gift,” Jean raves. “And she sleeps all night!”
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There were anxious moments while they were waiting to be matched with a child, however. “The day we got the big envelope with the picture was very exciting and very nerve-wracking,” she says. “Then you have 24 hours or something to say yes or no.”
Jean, Richard and Connor huddled together on the front porch, to open the envelope together as a family. “[We] said ‘Okay, here it goes!’” she recalls. “And we went, ‘Oh my God! She’s so beautiful!’”
And don't all of us adoptive parents love to relive that referral moment?!