August 14th. Sweet Jessica called today. After months of hand holding she had good news for us. We have another court date. We never made it to court the first go around. We are one step closer to bringing sweet little B home.
More good new abound..... could I possibly be traveling with my friend????? I will not be a spoiler but I suggest some sleuthing. She has not posted the news yet.
I feel like the most blessed mom and wife in the world. I have four great kids, 19, 16, 12 and 4 who are just the right combination of fun and naugthy. Our youngest was adopted from Ethiopia in 2009. We are in the process of adopting again. We used Gladney the first time, and loved them. We are using YWAM/CHI and I could not love them more. I love everything that they stand for. I love how they minister to the orphans and the families adopting. Before we adopted we were the soft landing place for 6 newborns until the adults in their world figured out a plan for them. It has been an amazing faith journey. Can't wait to see Him reveal HIs plan for us.
7/15/2011 We are number 8156 for receiving a court date
6/30/2011 Receive and Accept referral for a sweet little boy (waiting child). Wire $7900 (yes, $400 too much)
6/20/2011 Interagency fee ($1700)
6/16/2011 171h comes in the mail
6/10/2011 find out we are CIS approved
5/20/2011 police letters
5/18/2011 fingerprinted for CIS
5/7/2011 appt card came...appt is 5/18/2011!!!!
4/15/2011 Sent in i600a $975 (3 biometric appts + $720 fee)
4/10/2011 Homestudy approved $3000
3/25/2011 CHI approved $3000
3/18/2011 CHI application fee $600
Had called months ago inquiring about YWAM. They were closed to new families. Got an email saying they had opened the program. Deciding (praying on) whether or not we should be switching to YWAM/CHI. Switch.
2/11/2011 Home study finished (3 visits)
1/19/2011 Kate found our first task...passports about to expire!!! $369.92
1/13/2011 hired KBS dossier prep $575
1/13/2011 Adoption Resources (home study) application sent $1700
1/10/2011 Service agreement with Susanne Smith on phone
1/7/2011 Fingerprinting for FBI at police station $54.00
1/6/2011 Mailed CORI, SORI, etc
12/28/2010 Initial Gladney Application $307.50
12/27/2010 Intake interview with Debra Paris
12/16/2010 Gladney Intake info $50
12/2010 Discussion with Dr Albers about 6 year old little boy in ET. Counseled not to go forward. What to do??? $250