The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Pea is doing better

Thank you all for praying--God answered your prayers quickly! I was feeling so much better by the end of yesterday and then, when we got home from our meeting around 10, there was an email from Donna/Melodie. I think my "panic" made Melodie feel bad. :( Anyway, she said that Pea does crawl a bit. "She is by no means active" but she is able to crawl. So, this is good. Also, her head is nice and large. That means that her body is assigning nutrition to her brain, so there should be little lasting developmental problems. Whew.

She still needs prayers and she still needs to gain weight, but it's not as dire as it first seemed.


Jennifer said...

Hi Rae, I found you through Anita's blog. Hope you don't mind I stopped by! I have been praying for your little girl and talked with my husband late into the night about her. We are waiting to adopt from Guatemala but my heart isn't 100% that is where our daughter is. I told my husband how wonderful it will be as you watch your daugther blossom with every bit of love you give her. I said how neat it would be to watch her grow and see her hair turn to a beautiful black again (or maybe for the first time). I'll keep praying.
jennifer garrison, MI

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Round Two Timeline

  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued