Monday, May 28, 2007

Here is to lazy long weekends!

Hope everyone had a great Holiday weekend!! We have had a really nice weekend of not doing a whole lot of anything.

My mother came in to town on Friday and stayed until Sunday. We had a great time. It is always so nice to have her here.

Rich and I just watched another section of our adoption videos and took our tests. A 100% each!

My fingers are crossed that we will get our I-171H this week!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Nothing really to report today. Just thought I would add a quick entry as I wait until it's time to leave work for the day.

Saturday was a month since we sent in our Home Study to CIS and had our finger prints taken. We should (hopefully!) receive our I-171 H approval any day now.

I am so consumed with thoughts of the adoption and the baby. We have such a long way to go. If this process teaches me about anything, it will be about patience.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.
1 Samuel 1:27

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Not much to report on the adoption front. We are still waiting for our I-171 H so that we can be added to the 'list'. It will be a month May 19th since everything was sent in to Immigrations. Another family that is adopting from VN and who lives here in the Nashville area received their 171 H in about 4 1/2 weeks. If we receive ours around that time, that should still put us on the list by the end of May, very early June. I really, really hope by May. I am keeping my fingers crossed!!! Once we are on the list that is considered a paper pregnancy in the adoption world. I think that is cute. I might even get a shirt that says Pregnant on Paper, I'll be so excited! I saw another shirt I liked that said Pregnant with Love for my son in Vietnam. I don't want to be too corny, though. I guess if anything I could get it and just wear it around the house. It would make me smile =)

I'll update soon. Hopefully to announce that Rich and I are finally on the list. Then everyday that passes gets us closer to the referral of our son.


Monday, May 7, 2007

Adoption Education

In order to adopt, it is a requirement that you have 10 hours worth of adoption education. We have 4 dvds to watch and a huge book.

Yesterday Rich and I watched the first dvd and took our test on line. We both scored a 100% =) I have also gotten half way thru the adoptive parenting book. It is full of very interesting and useful information.

We are still waiting on our I-171H form. No surprise, it hasn't even been a month but I have a feeling we will get it by the end of may. My fingers are crossed anyway.