You want to do something beautiful for God, there is a human being that needs you.....this is your chance.
Mother Teresa

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Very touching news!!

We found out last night that some very good friends of Mike and I were doing their own fundraiser to help bring Savannah home. Mike and I are beginning a couple of fundraisers but not a big one in a day. We had been struggling with wondering where the money was going to come and praying to God for the answers. Well, last night our friends opened up to us and told us about what they had been doing. It brought tears in my eyes. It feels so good to know how much others already love Savannah and love us to help us with this journey. We are very blessed to have them in our lives!! I pray that they are touched as much as they touch others!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

A special email received today!!!

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Wonderful News!!!!

Mike and I are dancing with least right now in our hearts. Our adoption agency called last night to tell us that CCAA gave us permission to use our dossier that is already in China. We are completely shocked and thankful. Our agency did say we might need to update somethings and things might change and with adoption that can happen but for right now we are told that our dossier that is at CCAA is ok. We wanted to share the wonderful news!! Praise the Lord!!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

2nd Home study visit

We had our second home study visit today. We handed in our first stack of paper work, talk a little more about our parenting techniques and went over some of the states requirements and adoptive parents rights. We really enjoy working with Lindsey. We schedule our next two visits which will be with Lisa individually and then Mike individually. Lisa wonders how much Mike will talk?? :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

1st set of Finger prints.....

We went to get our first set of finger prints done. We were so lucky to be able to do it in the same building as our homestudy agency is in. It felt so good to be doing another step to bring Savannah home. What I think is funny is the picture where Mike is holding Sierra's sun glasses in his left pocket. I remember when we went to bring Sierra home how he said he would not carry the pink book bag. :) Now he does that as well as carry pink poke-a-dot sun glasses in his pants pocket. He would do anything for his little girls!! They say a girl has her daddy wrapped around her finger and a picture does say a thousand words.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

First Home Study Visit

Mike and I met down at Family Core....which is the new name for Counseling and Family Services to begin our home study with Lindsey. She is so sweet and really easy to talk to. For those who don't understand the process of international adoption, the home study is the part where you spend many hours with a social worker where you share everything in your life which includes up bringing, relationships with each other, children, family, and others. How we look at adoption and why we want to adopt. How our family is reacting to the adoption and what type of support we have. It looks at our religion beliefs, how involved we are in our church. It goes over our education, work place, health concerns or issues. What we feel about the culture we are adopting from. How involved we are in that culture and how we keep that culture in our child's life. It is pretty intense and very lengthy but to bring our daughter home it is so worth it. We already have a date to have our finger prints done for the state and we have a date for our next home study visit which is Friday August 13. Now we can feel this paper pregnancy beginning.