Missing you.

You’re probably already asleep tonight.  Since your house has no electricity and the sun sets early in Ghana, you go to bed early.  I am at the hotel now, waiting to leave tomorrow.  When I went out earlier I stuck my feet in the pool, all I could think about was how you BEGGED me…

Good news comes in pairs.

It was an adventure to get ready for this trip.  I worked until the day before I left.  FPD worked until minutes before I had to leave for the airport.  Responsiboy got pink eye and GigantoBaby held a bowl all the way to the airport because he thought he was going to “bawf”.  This all…

Bubbles.

Our GhanaGirl has become an American girl. Her name on this blog will now reflect that change, and her bubbly personality. So, here’s to our BubblyGirl (Bubbles)! WE LOVE YOU!!! –FullPlateMom,whose new daughter makes her feel a little bubbly as well.

Akwaaba.

Hello from Ghana,I have greetings for all of you from the back of the car where I’ve spent the last three days. Our new daughter has had it. So, this is what she looks like. But, it doesn’t matter, because GhanaGirl is now an American. An IR-3 Visa is stuck in her passport now. And,…

APPROVAL!!!

This came in my inbox this AM. It comes the morning after FPD and I decided to just go to Ghana. Approval or not, we were just going to go. I think that was it. We made the leap of faith and it was understood that we weren’t giving up. It also happened to be…

There comes a time…

There comes a time in every adoption where you get physically weary. I remember it happening with every single one of our adoptions. The mental exhaustion of waiting and hoping gives way to physical weariness. I’m there. It has gone so fast up to this point, and I’m thankful for that. But, we’re at a…

A correlation.

There is a definite correlation between my mood and the weather where we live…bleck. Dark. Cold. Dreary. That about sums up the news on our adoption too. Bleck. I have faith that it will all turn out alright, but right now…BLECK!!!! GhanaGirl has a heart murmur that is probably nothing. But, finding out about it…

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That’s how old FPD is now. Happy Birthday, you hard working dad! All he got was a cake, because he couldn’t think of anything else he really needed. He said he won’t need new running shoes until fall and he’s signed up for all the marathons he can handle right now. I told him the…

Not that we’re counting…

According to my trusty sources, our paperwork errors were corrected on Monday and our paperwork for our I-600 was re-submitted that day. So, IF I were to start counting, which, of course, I’m not. Then we have just ticked 4 days off of our possible 30 day wait. Someone else just got their I600 approved…

Donald Trumps meets Milli Vanilli

Get a look at our girl… Someone in Ghana spent a LONG time doing twists in her hair before FPD got there. This is quite common. The staff will braid the little girl’s hair before their parents come to meet them. Our little girl had twists halfway down her back when FPD arrived. He said…

Home Stretch.

We’re in the home stretch of this adoption. FPD filed our I-600 while he was in Ghana. A few pieces of the paperwork were a little messed up. Kingsley said he would fix them yesterday and then re-file them at the embassy. So, if our paperwork truly got re-filed, then the last person’s paperwork took…

Trait vs. Disease.

When FPD got home from Ghana, he handed me a copy of GhanaGirl’s medical exam results. On the results was a blank next to Sickle Cell, in the blank were the letters POS. Positive. My heart sank. FPD said “I didn’t tell you about it in Ghana, because it wasn’t even up for discussion, she’s…