A few times over this last year, I have been blessed enough to work with families that I have worked with before. Many of my sessions are for people who are in Korea only for a short time for work or as part of their adoption process, which means I don’t usually get to spend a lot of time with them. So, I was perhaps a little too excited when Lori and Steve said they would be returning with their son Davis to adopt their second child.
You may remember Davis from my 2014 post on our time together. Well, the little guy with endless energy was coming to visit, and I couldn’t wait to see how much he’d grown, and see my friends Lori and Steve again. It’s amazing what a difference a little over 18 months can make; Davis was a boy now, not a baby, and having a full blown conversation in English. He was still full of unstoppable energy though!
Having the honour again to be a part of the building of Lori and Steve’s family was a treat. The first meetings with park went exceptionally well, and it was clear that this family was going to be filled with even more love and laughter. In a tiny little room at the agency, Park showed off his Jimmy Hendrix impression, and after Davis emptied out the toy box, they both got inside it together, much to their delight.
Park very quickly adapted to life with his new family, and I arrived for our Day in the Life session to find the boys sharing breakfast at the counter before hiding in a cupboard together to get up to whatever mischief brothers get up to. These two were going to be unstoppable, with Park’s level of energy all but rivaling his big brother’s.
Lori and Steve had opted to stay in Korea for the duration of the adoption process, and so we got quite a few chances to get together for meals and to play with Davis much more than their previous trip. Highlights of this included reading Thomas and the Big Bridge with Davis, and of course, trying to make sure he didn’t fall in the Han River while we had dinner one evening. I even got a colouring page sent over from Davis’ new Thomas book when they returned home. Thanks, Steve!
Looking forward to seeing you all again when you next visit Korea!
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