Continued from parts I, II, and III...
We adopted through the WIC (Waiting International Children) program, so we didn't go through the same referral process as most families. Aaron was in the program because he was very malnourished. Our whole family was drawn to his description on the WIC list, and it didn't take us long to know that this was our brother/son!!
The first pictures we received were painful to look at. He was so skinny, and looked like he was just barely hanging on. It's hard to describe just how much I wanted to hold him, and love him, and take all his pain away.
The nannies took great care of Aaron, and in the next set of pictures (that came about a month later), he looked so much healthier.
I carried the pictures around school and showed him off to EVERYONE!