I Love Sundays.

We are STILL waiting for our I800A approval from the government in order to move forward with our adoption from Colombia.  It is now day 48.  Sigh.   Sundays at our house are slow and lazy.  They’re mandatory family time as we worship at home together.  I’ve explained before why we left our church.  This morning’s sermon, […]

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Homestudy Complete, I800 A Away!

Our homestudy is DONE.  This is the document from our social worker that approves us for adoption.  It is used by our U.S. immigration officer to move us forward toward approval from their office to adopt from a foreign country.  To do this, we enclose the notarized 23 page document, our birth certificates and our […]

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Draft DONE.

A few minutes ago, our home study draft landed in my inbox!!!  This is the culmination of about eight weeks worth of work, worry and, yes, tears.  I cry because the paperwork is ALWAYS harder than I remember it.  I cry because this is NEVER on my timeline.  It is NEVER goes as fast as […]

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Birthdays Here, and Birthdays There.

Today is a special day.  Our first home study visit is done.  I’m currently working on a post about exactly what that’s like, having a social worker interview all 11 of your kids about the prospect of having a 12th, but today we have a birthday in the house, and, one abroad. It is Jaxen’s […]

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