Wednesday, June 23, 2010


We've been working on the application for a few days now! Finally, after speaking to our sweet agency and asking close to a million questions it's complete. Jason got up this morning and overnighted the documents to Portland. My husband is incredible! I spoke with our social worker yesterday and I have now started another application for that process. We are getting all of the certificates we need as well as passports this week. Our agency said that the adoption process is planned to be around 1 1/2 to 2 years. Which is actually A LOT shorter wait than I originally suspected. It could be shorter or way's just something that can't be predicted. We are so EXCITED to actually begin the LONG AWAITED PROCESS OF BRINGING OUR LILY HOME! The silicone bracelets that we ordered a couple of weeks ago should be in on July 2nd. You can purchase those with any donation. We ordered hot pink, glow green, and patriotic swirl! This past Sunday was the first time that Jason and I have spoken to our church family about the adoption! Gadsden Christian Fellowship is such an AWESOME church family! We raised almost $3,500!!!!!! A sweet man that was visiting that morning gave us a 10th of what we need!!! Such a blessing!!!! We are still on the rise to raising the amount needed!We love you all!!!!!!!!


  1. Congrats! It will be an emotional and, at times, difficult journey, but it will all be worth it when that little baby is in your arms. If you ever have questions or want to vent, I will try to help or just be a sounding board.

  2. Awww....thanks BethAnn! If anyone understands this process it's definitely you. :) I would love to talk to you sometime soon! I think it's wise to talk with people who have actually been through it themselves. Please feel free to give me random advice from your experiences! It will be greatly appreciated! Which orphanage did your little one come from? She is so beautiful! Thanks!!!!