The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Call From Acres of Hope

Acres of Hope called bright and early this morning. I was thrilled, thinking it was news that Pea's adoption had finalized. Not so, unfortunately. In fact, Pea has a repiratory infection. I'm not really worried about her. She's been through this before and she's so much stronger now. Donna said that many of the kids are suffering resp. infections and malaria right now because of the rainy season. As I pray for Pea's health, I'm also remembering all the other kids and the staff who have to care for inevitably cranky sick kiddos.

As for the finalization, there's a group of us that have been delayed, but we should hear soon that it has gone through. Then they'll apply for her passport (about a 1 month wait) and then for her visa (about a 2-8 week process), and THEN we'll be able to travel! I'm still thinking (hoping) September, but we'll see.

2 comments:

InternationalMommy said...

Hey Rae~
I got "the call" too. Malaya has malaria again and she has a respiratory infection too. I bet our girls are keeping that baby orphanage BUSY! Hope she/they feel better soon...I have been praying.
~Charity

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Punk
ours through biology, born 7/25/2004, home 8/1/2004

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Pea
ours through adoption from Liberia, West Africa, born 7/15/2005, home 10/25/2007

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ours through domestic adoption, born 1/15/2011, home 2/10/2011, final 8/3/2011

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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