The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Newest Pics of Pence

Here's the newest photos of Pence. No news, but these are the first pics of him with hair on his head! When the first one opened up, it was so big on my screen, it was almost like looking him in the eye. I almost cried. I probably should have. I probably will. Later.

(That crusty stuff on his chin is "just" food. He needs a Mama!)


Welcome to Jen said...

So cute!! Yeah his chin made me want to do the "mom lick", lick my thumb and wipe it off. Such a GREAT smile. I bet you are so itchin to get those babies home!!

God bless,


ps. Thanks for the comment. WoW is one of the words I use to describe my feelings...WOW, EEEK, and AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH sum it up nicely!!

Anonymous said...

He is so cute! I just want to eat him up, he looks so yummy and sweet!

What a cutie pie. I can't wait to meet him sometime. And I WILL meet him sometime, as will you my friend. As will you.

Hang in there.


Kate said...

Rae... he has the sweetest face :)
you just want to wrap him in your arms are twirl him aroud!!
Thanks for sharing your pics.
I know how hard it is to see those baby faces slim out... and not be there to see it. Ava's has done the same thing (as you know) and it is HARD!

brandi =) said...

Oh he is such a cute. Those pics just make you want to snatch him up and tickle him for a giggle. I bet he has a great giggle!

Mrs. MK said...

Great pics!! LOVE his big, happy smiles!

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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