Well.. its been a while since I have written. The last post I believe we were just denied.
A lot has happened. We were called about a situation of a newborn in May, the same day that we heard we were denied from Peru to adopt. The baby was due in a month. We said yes a few days later, after praying about it. Found out very soon after, that it was a boy. The baby was born 3 weeks later. He is doing great!! He was born on August 10th. He is so sweet!!:) Our kids LOVE him!!
We are going to try to get some pics with all of the kids tomorrow and in their sibling shirts so hopefully I will have a pic to post soon!!:)
We are still sad about Star but I believe that God has big plans for her. We learned recently that she is very sick and was in the hospital. She was moved to Lima to get better care. She is now listed on Reece's Rainbow, so I am hoping her family fines her soon!! Please pray with us, that they see her soon!!!
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!:)