Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Its been a week since an update!

You will notice a new blogroll to the side. These are adoption stories I am using to pray for and be encouraged by.

On another note, at the beginning of our journey, we were given many ideas on how to pass the time on this long wait.
One of the ideas was to read parenting books but I have no idea where to even begin? Do you have any suggestions?

Not much more to update. We have our First Friday this week and as always, we are excited to be going.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

I have not posted in a bit but I am glad Michael did. We are getting fingerprinted on the 14th of Valentines day and then we wait for the 171 form. This is a long wait, nearly 3 months and sometimes longer. We need to be logged in by May 1st, but realistically we do not see that happenning. We have to work on diabetes and weight and that may keep us held up but you never know. I did get the cutest little ladybug toy at the hospitals gift shop the other day!

I will update more this weekend..Thanks for checking in!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Fingerprinting Appointments!

We received our invitation today to get our fingerprints taken. Unfortunately it is almost four weeks away, but Amy and I have our appointments on February 14th, that's right, our Valentine's gift will be completing a major step in our adoption process!


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Our first gift

Michaels brother and his wife (Tim and Mery) gave us our first baby gift..That just sounds so strange to type that. I am going to share pictures of my first gift. Its a memory box that was filled with 2 books, a teddy bear, an ornament and diaper cream. It was also the first time I have gotten anything from a Pottery Barn Store! Our family rocks!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

the waiting continues

Still hoping our date for fingerprinting will arive shortly. A lot of family and friends and noticing families with children from China. Its been neat to hear everyone getting interesting in the process. I really enjoyed spending time with my patient and his family last week at work and just really hearing how the process has been for them.
I am very comfortable of one day adopting a special needs child. Looking forward to the rest of this journey!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

GOod news

We received a letter today from the immigration place that they received our money and application for fingerprinting and that they will send us a date very soon! Yippee!

On another note, I took care of yet another family with a special needs child from China. This family works with another agency but knew a lot of people I have met at First Friday plus the family we met on the cruise last May. They were such a blessing to me tonight and she took the time to share some family pictures and give me the ups and downs of her journey!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


There are numerous rumor sites and I mean numerous. I have not really paid any attention to them nor do I plan to. I am tempted, but I am afraid what I will read. I am unusually calm about things right now and just want to get logged in. This process has helped me meet new friends and read many stories..

Thats all I have to say about that right now.


Monday, January 08, 2007

Good news

Apparently the I600A got where it needed to get at 8am this morning. Thanks to delivery confirmation. Hopefully it wont take too long to get our fingerprint appt..You know what would be nice? IF the letter was waiting for us when we get back from Florida next Tuesday..hmmm..
We will see!


Saturday, January 06, 2007


Another piece in the mail. The I6ooa went out today..For those not in the adoption world, you mail it in to get an invitation to get your fingerprints done..Im so glad its in Atlanta..Apparently it does not take that long to get so let keep hoping!


Friday, January 05, 2007

First Friday

We got home from the First Friday group and Michael went straight to sleep as he has to be up at 430am. I wish we had had more time to talk about what went on because once again, it was truly amazing.

God is doing some cool things through this process. I will be honest. There is a chance that China will deny us. They are getting strict. I may not lose the weight I need. But you know what? Its okay.

Someone posted on this blog at such the perfect time to "Go until God says stop". God has opened many doors and if he closes them, we will be so disappointed. But He knows the future, not I, and I must trust that he will provide.

Am I expecting to be denied? Of course not. I spoke to the Ga Director tonight and he is going to do his best to get us logged in by May 1st. We will see. I'm always motivated when I leave these meetings.
I hope Michael will post his thoughts because we had an amazing interaction with a little princess tonight!
Pray for us!

When Love Takes You In - Steven Curtis Chapman

Just thought I would repost the video that captured our hearts. I have to admit, this song grew on me as God placed the idea of adoption in our hearts.

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Well, not much more to report except our Socia Worker emailed us our homestudy but I think I told you that. Michael was able to help a customer who was meeting with a social worker for a post placement visit and they had used our agency. I am very comfortable and trust they will do everything to the best of their ability.
I have met a few really neat people through this blog and am keeping up with dozens of other stories.
I am still getting some odd questions but its usually from well meaning people.
Tomorrow evening Michael and I will get to attend the function we went to back in September where there will be dozens of families who are also waiting and we will also meet some new babies who are now with their forever families. We are both quite excited about this.

I just want to be logged in by this summer! Ugh!


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Reviewing Name selections

What name do you like for our future daugter? Feel free to make suggestions
Margaret (to be called Meg or Maggie)
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