Sunday, July 17, 2011


Is all filled out!  Just got to put it in the mail and we are one step closer.  The form is not really too bad to complete thanks to great instructions from our adoption agency! I am so excited and nervous.  Excited to have the form complete and ready to be mailed but nervous that even though it has been proofed over like 100 times that something isn't correct.  It is such a big step in our adoption and as usual I want it to be perfect. 

In other happenings, we are enjoying our summer with weekend trips to Smith Mountain Lake and family picnics.  We have had some scorcher days this year and anytime spent at SML is wonderful.  We again planted a garden which is doing really well and our chickens are laying fairly well considering the heat.  We are trying to stay busy with lots of projects and chores. 

Adoption is full of lots of waiting and as the Army says..."Hurry up and wait"

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Done,Done, Done!

Got word from our adoption agency that are home study is all good and we should be receiving the packet to complete our I800-A.  This is such a huge feeling of relief.  It has been so stressful getting the home study done and having to keep on a social worker constantly to do their job.  Adoption is not a perfectly smooth process.  There are ups and downs but you have to remember that in the end its all worth it.

It is so nice to be done with the first paper chase of our adoption!  The I800-A (Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country) will take a couple months to get approved.  Part of the I800-A is to have biometrics done(basically fancy fingerprints) which should be fun and a nice day trip for us. Then we have to have our documents apostilled, translated and sent to Poland.  We are keeping our fingers crossed that the rest of the process will be quick and smooth. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.

Who says an adoptive mom doesn't labor, its just different.