Monday, April 11, 2011

Last stop...South Korea!

It is with great excitement and anticipation that I announce that Sara and I have made the decision to add onto our family one more time.

The little person that is going to have the pleasure of having Parker, Lleyton, and Addy as siblings is a very handsome little boy from South Korea. He was born July 2, 2010 and will probably have about another year of his low key lifestyle in Seoul before we are able to bring him home and introduce him to the daily excitement that exists in our household.

The journey we have taken over the last 4 years since deciding to form our family through adoption has been nothing short of incredible. The places that we have been, the people that we have met, the countries we have fallen in love with have changed our lives for the better, and I am planning on this experience being no different.

I vividly remember a conversation Sara and I had as we ascended an escalator at Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport on the afternoon of July 3rd last summer. We had just finished the 3rd of 4 legs of our trip home with Addy as she screamed in our ears. Fatigue was at an all time high when we looked at each other and agreed that three children would be enough.

Who knew that just the day prior, half way around the world, the boy that will become our 4th child was born.

Our feelings changed after getting home and settling in and getting used to life with three very vibrant and energetic little ones. We decided that if the right situation presented itself we would be willing to jump back in and adopt again...and here we are. The adoption process never seems to be easy, but we are ready to take it on once again.

There’s a little guy 6,800 miles away that we are very eager to meet and bring home.

Wish us luck.

Stay tuned for what will hopefully be a few really cool fundraising ideas that we are very excited about.


  1. Crying rediculously huge happy tears for your family! I can't wait to meet you and your beautiful wife and your precious little ones when you come down this way! Hoping and praying for a smooth and easy process- hey, one can hope, right!?!

  2. WHAAAAATTT!?!?! SO SO SO Excited for your family! AMAZING! We need a night out so we can see pics, and visit with your other 3 kiddos too!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

  3. Congrats! You have a speical family! I'm happy for you guys :)

    I'm in the early stages of adopting through Ethiopia. I found your blog through a friend.

  4. AAAHHHH!!! Been dying to know what you decided!!! Four kids rock!!!! Cannot WAIT to see this new little sweetie!!!! You'll have to give us the run down of the process..since we're not familiar. Woo hoo!!!!

  5. Congrats! Can't wait to read along about your journey to your son.

  6. Soooooo happy for your precious family. Julie's right, 4 kids rock!!!!! Praying for you all in your process & your sweet little man, blessings!!!

  7. HOLY COW!!!! Congratulations Ritzmanns!!!!!

  8. Wow, congratulations!! (I missed a lot the week I was gone!) So happy for you and I can't wait to hear more!