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Monday, September 28, 2009

Mom's 60th Party

Just a quick note to post some of the pics that Brent had sent me from Mom's 60th Birthday two weekends ago. 

Sam and I also worked on some additional paperwork this weekend for the adoption. We have a class this Saturday and once that is complete the agency should have everything they need to start writing our homestudy! Yeaaahhh!

I spent this time this weekend re-desinging our blog. I hope you like it!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

1st Meeting!

Today was a pretty big day for us, we had our first meeting with our adoption counselor in our home. We, or I, was a little nervouse for the meeting. Sam didn't think it was a huge deal until about Monday night when he said to me, so is this like our homestudy meeting?  I said, 'yes, that would be it.'  Overall, Sam and I really think it went great.

This last weekend we really cracked the whip on getting our paperwork completed. We have a big portion done (or so we think).  In all seriousness I think we have a good chunk out of the way. Our next step is to write a 10 -12 page paper describing ourselves, our family, values, beliefs, etc. We hope to crank that out this weekend. Once that is done we really just wait for the agency to write and approve our homestudy. Our adoption counselor said they like to have that written with two weeks of having all the paperwork.

We also have an adoption class on Oct. 3rd that we need to attend before our homestudy can be completed. Once the homestudy is approved we start the international paperwork which entails an I-600 and Dossier that will be sent to our country of interest for approval. If you can tell by the looks of the blog, we are hoping to adopt from ethiopia!

We hope to have everything finalized, approved and on a waiting list by December!