The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Photo Journal

What do you think of my new baby?!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I won't say much about these. Obviously, this selection is centered on us and the kids we're adopting. If you want to see some ocean and/or Rock Hill photos, let me know and I'll post some of those too.If you see your precious one in the photo above, let us know and I'll send you a copy of this shot. Pea seemed nervous and scared around us both times we visited (these are all from the second visit--we didn't have our camera the first time! Lucky for us Patty had hers--I'll post those when we get them). But, she was so stuffed and tired, she at least felt comfortable enough to fall asleep on me. What a precious mama-moment for me!
Just LOOK at the mischievious glint in those bright brown eyes! Yikes!

(I know I kinda left you hanging as far as Pence's situation and our visit. For now, I can only say I'm discouraged and confused and having a really bad day in this regard. I might have more to say later; we'll see.)


Amy said...
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Denise Nelson said...

what adorable children! It must have been awwwwwwwwwwwwesome to rock your baby to sleep--nothing like a little one asleep on your chest--looking forward to that! Welcome back home. We are so excited for you and this next part of your life!

Denise and all

Anonymous said...

SO GREAT!!!! Love your sweet pictures, and love Boo boo? Is that his name? Did he try to pick anything from your hair? You look gorgeous! Love, Denise

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Campbell's Hope said...

We love the pictures...
Hope the honeymoon is still going on.:)
Good luck with the move.

Scott and Robin

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My Man and Me
married 7/7/2001


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