The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Hee hee!

Last night we ran around town for this and that (the most important stop was Cold Stone, of course) and along the way Punk entertained us with his non-stop prattle.

At the Home Depot, I was looking at pulls/handles for the storage armoire Aaron is building me and Punk was amusing himself nearby. An orange-apron-clad elf came by and asked how I was doing. "Fine, thanks. Just browsing." Then, she addressed Punk, requesting his name. "It's S...Cark!" he said. "Er, mmm, Kirk?" she smiled and glanced at me. I smiled back as my suddenly shy boy darted behind my legs! "I guess he's shy now that I know his name," she continued. Probably with a look that could be interpretted as guilt, I replied, "Mmm. I guess so!"

Later in the car, Punk began blathering (he may look like A, but he's mine on the inside!) about when he was a tiny baby inside me. He was thrilled to tell me how he checked out my bones while he was in there. He remembered how big they were and gestured to show me. Apparently my femur is approximately the same size as his entire leg at it's current length and girth. He told me about lots more of my bones, ending by telling me, "For some reason, they were all red..." And he drifted off to further introspection.


My Man and Me

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