The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Weekend and Beyond

Family camp was fun and exhausting. Punk LOVED the boats and even took a spin or two in a tube behind the boat. It's funny to me that he loves that so much because he always looks like he's about to fall asleep! But, Mrs. Ashton let him help her drive and that really perked him up. He was so serious (which is somewhat unusual for him) about it all. :)

Now, I'm tackling the mountain of super-stinky, extra-dirty camp laundry. Woohoo!

Thanks everyone for sharing in our birthday wishes to the kids! When I sent the dolly and blankie I made over to Liberia with Brent and Kate, I wasn't even thinking about her getting them close to her birthday. So I was delighted to find a picture of her with them in my email last night! Yay! I tell ya, they take good care of us!

Today I'm getting ready for Aaron's birthday (tomorrow--I tell you it's mad party month around here!) and my mom's visit. She arrives tomorrow at 11 PM!

Stay tuned for a major announcement in a couple of weeks!


Brandi said...
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Jess said...

So she that she received your present! I look forward to the news ahead??? By the way, she is so beautiful!

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Tarah said...

No fair... call me and tell me. I won't tell! :)

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Welcome to Jen said...
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amber said...

She's just beautiful. You can tell how much the doll and blanket mean to her! I'm so glad she is able to have that little piece of home!

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


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


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