The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Mama and Pence

Remember the little girl Mama we were praying for a family for a few months ago? Well, in case you haven't been keeping up over at Amy's blog, Mama is home (well, in the hospital in Portland). Amy posted a pic of their family when they first met Mama at Firestone Hospital on her blog and guess who jumped in? Yep, the Ambassador to the Pediatric Ward! :) I love Pence's big, playful smile in this pic--you can tell he thinks he's so cute and clever!

Soon that'll be me and Aaron standing where Amy and Donnie are, surrounded by the nurses, holding Pea, with Pence right by our sides.

I'm so glad that Mama is home and receiving the care she needs. While Pence looks so great, Mama looks so fragile (lest you think the real Mama--the girl inside that shell--is fragile, go read Amy's posts about her attitude!). Amy and Donnie--you guys are GREAT parents! And, thanks for the "accidental" pic of my little man!


Brandi said...

I won't comment on the pic again since I already did that. . .but wait. . .oh yes, he is stinkin' cute! Oh yeah, what I came here to say. . .who the heck are all those people in Europe reading your blog? You're getting so popular!

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Anonymous said...

What a cutie! He could definately model...him and guys should really check on that :)

Thanks for the help on the names by the way, and Malia is said (Ma-Lee-Yah) so we are leaning towards that...

Thanks again!

Welcome to Jen said...

Wow...what a smile. He is going to be a heartbreaker!! I cannot wait to see you get this angel home!

God bless,


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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