We have completed our homestudy with our social worker. Laura is wonderful!! She is so nice to work with! She has turned it over to Villa Hope now. We are waiting on them to approve it, which should be any day. We have been working on our I800a forms to send off when our homestudy is done. You have to send a copy of the homestudy with the I800a forms. When our homestudy is complete, we can also start working on our dossier. We already have much of the information needed for the dossier as well. So that is it.. nothing major. We are just waiting! I will admit- I do not do well with waiting! I am learning though! I find myself thinking about "her" all through the day, wondering what she is doing! A few days lately I have been down in the dumps thinking, how in the world are we going to come up with that much money is so little time!! We know that God lead us to her so he will provide. In his time, of course!!
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
We have many fundraisers going on!
1. We are doing mini sessions with Mary.
2. We have Aggie's Arts for sale!
3. We have Compelled Designs for sale!
4.We are going to start doing a fundraiser with Amy in November selling Thirty-one!
5.We are doing a book fundraiser! The lady who is doing our fundraiser I have never met! She has offered to give us 100% of what she makes!!:)
6.We are doing a Origami Owl Fundraiser too. A lady contacted us wanting to help us out!!:)
7.If you just feel lead to make a donation, you can do so on paypal. Just go to https://www.paypal.com/. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
So there we go! I think that is it!
We have lots of fundraisers going on! Christmas is coming up. Please consider buying from us for your gifts!!:)
Thank you all so much for praying with us and following our journey!!:)
I can not wait to hold that precious girl and for her to meet all of you, after all, you guys are helping get her here!!:)
11/2015 Saw Sarah on a waiting child Facebook page/video
12/26/2014 Sent a letter of intent to adopt Sarah
1/20/2016 Heard that we were matched with her in the China system.
1/20/2016 Began the paper work chase.
4/4/2016 First home study visit
4/16/2016 Ben's home study visit
4/19/2016 Brandi's home study visit
4/23/2016 Home check and visit with the kids 5/12/2016 Proofed rough draft of home study
5/16/16 Homestudy approved by our agency
6/1/16 I800-a mailed to USCIS
6/9/16 reviewed receipt In the mail with a lockbox date of 6/2/16
6/16/16 Received fingerprint apts for 6/24/16
6/24/16 Fingerprint apt. Now we await USCIS approval and dossier authentication.
6/29/16 Documents mailed to Washington DC and Houston to be authenticated and certified.
6/30/16 I800A approval. Wait on approval letter.
6/5/16 Got approval letter in mail it had wrong date. Ben called on 6/6/16 to get a new letter sent.
6/13/16 Our agency received our new i800A letter with the correct date. All of our Alabama documents were sent to the Secretary of State in Montgomery and our AZ documents were sent to CA for certification.
6/26/16 Documents back from U.S. Consulate
6/27/16 DTC(documents to China to be translated) 10/10/16 We got our hard copy of our LSC and I800 in the mail. 10/10/16 Mailed I800 off to TX USCIS and our signed LSC back to our agency.
I am a 30 something yr old Christian, SAHM to A funny, loving, pretty Little Girl named Emma who is 12 and to a funny, sweet, handsome little Boy named Noah who is 7, Nate who is 4 and so funny and creative and Anna who is 3 and the little Mama and Levi who is just a doll and our blessing through adoption. I am married to Ben-The Love of My Life! I love hanging out with my family-Getting together with my Mama,Aunts, Uncles and cousins, sil and bil for cookouts and just hanging out.I enjoy hanging out with friends, which I do not get to do enough.We enjoy going to the beach and day trips to the zoo, parks and museums. We enjoy being outside and swimming and playing. I enjoy meal planning, coupon clipping, middle of the road parenting(I do some natural stuff but some modern day stuff too), waking up to a clean house,homeschooling, coffee, clean babies, the beach, apple cinnamon and fall!:)We have recently started the adoption journey and are so excited and anxious!! We may not have it all together but together we have it all:) I love my Life as a SAHM Mommy and Wife! Life is GREAT!:)