Welcome to our Adoption Blog! If you want to know about our story and why we are adopting please go to the sidebar down below to find the archive and find our earliest posts. We also are writing as Adoption Journalists for Red Letters Campaign.
I wanted to share with you this article that Tom Davis posted on his blog about Ethiopian Adoptions from New America Media....... Tell me your thoughts:) Thanks. I'll post my thoughts a little later b/c I'm swamped at the moment.
More interviews will be popping up with Steven Curtis Chapman and Dr. Dobson over the next few days. To hear them click here then click on Daily Broadcast and today's interview is called The God of All Comfort Part 1. Please keep this precious family in your prayers.
Here is an awesome interview with Dr. Dobson about adoption and Shaohannah's Hope. (Click on Daily Broadcast) Next week sometime they will interview the Chapman's about their recent loss. Check it out to see how this family has glorified God.
Still waiting on the funds for the dossier....................................
Ok I just checked my email and our homestudy has been approved! Yay! Praise the Lord! This blog must have magical powers:) So the only thing we need now is money:) haha. I know God will come through on this we just have to be a little patient. yippee, we are one more step closer.
That's the name of the game in adoption land. Well it seems we are STILL waiting for our homestudy to be approved by AGCI so hopefully that will happen soon. (This is in no way AGCI's fault, more a miscommunication on our social worker's). We are also still waiting on the money to send in our dossier but God is definitely moving on this one...Hopefully I will be able to tell you about that soon.
Thanks for all of your prayers and support for our extended family, things are looking up. Just taking things one day at a time. You are all in my thoughts daily as we wait to bring home our kiddos.
If you have time could you pray for our family this week? We have had a lot of issues to deal with that I can't really disclose and also the death of my step-grandmother. It has been a stressful week and on top of that our dossier papers are all ready but we are waiting for the money to send in our payment with it. I know everything will work out but things are pretty crazy right now:)
5/23/08- Olivia "S" born 6/4/08 - Application sent to AGCI 6/10/08- Accepted into AGCI ET Program 6/16/08- Orientation Call With AGCI / Homestudy Application mailed out 7/7/08- Homestudy Visit! 7/8/08- Orientation Packet Mailed Out 7/17/08 -Adoption Planner Received / Dossier Orientation Call 7/21/08- I600A filed with USCIS 8/7/08-Homestudy Approved! -sent to USCIS 9/19/08- USCIS fingerprinting 9/28/08- received USCIS FDL 10/1/08 - Dossier sent to AGCI 10/13/08- OFFICIALLY #26 on the girl's list!! 10/14/08- Dossier sent off to Washington D.C. for authentication 10/17/08-unofficially #24 11/6/08- Dossier sent to Ethiopia!!! 11/7/08- OFFICIALLY #22 11/21/08-unofficially #21 11/25/08- unofficially #19 12/04/08-OFFICIALLY #18 unofficially #15 1/05/09-unofficially #12 1/09/09- OFFICIALLY #15 unofficially #11 1/16/09- unofficially #10 1/19/09- unofficially #9 1/29/09-unofficially #8 2/5/09- OFFICIALLY #8 2/10/09- unofficially #6 2/20/09-unofficially #5 3/5/09 - OFFICIALLY #5 unofficially #4? 3/30/09- unofficially #3, maybe #2? 4/4/09- Olivia "S" comes to HH 4/8/09- OFFICIALLY #2 4/13/09- THE CALL for Olivia "S" 4/14/09- Received Referral packet, meet with Int. Ped. 4/15/09-Referral Packet overnighted back to AGCI 4/21/09- Transition Plan Conference Call 5/4/09- Next Steps Conference Call/Travel Packet Received 5/13/09- Received our court date JUNE 4TH! 5/19/09- Problems with our USCIS paperwork 5/23/09- Olivia "S" turns 1! Happy Birthday! 6/4/09- Court in Ethiopia 6/9/09- found out we did not pass court 6/18/09- WE PASSED COURT! 6/23/09- travel dates change 6/25/09- CONFIRMED TRAVEL! USCIS PROBLEMS FIXED!!! 7/9/09- Leave for Ethiopia!!! 7/17/09- Forever Home!