The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Pea's Wedding

Although Pea wasn't the bride, to us this past weekend was "Pea's Wedding." :) She did a great job and looked so beautiful. The tiniest flower girl and ring bearer were followed by the other four bigger flower girls (all adoptees, including Pea) shoulder to shoulder. They walked the aisle to this song. It was very beautiful and touching. It was so special to be a small part of our friend's big day.
It was also a treat to be among other Liberian kiddos and their parents. We even got to try "Americanized" Liberian food at the rehearsal dinner. Despite the wacky weather in Charlotte, it seems that everyone made it and everything went off without a hitch. Except that I forgot my camera! Ooops! So, I'm depending on other guests to post or send me their pics.
Here's one of Pea and me after the cermony.All these kids are adopted from Liberia! It was so cool to see them all! Up top behind the bride are Patty, the director of the adoption program and Sydnee who also worked in the orphanage while many of these kids were there. (Pea is all the way to the left below the teen girl with the white scarf.)

As more pics become available, I'll be sure to share!

Oh, and Pea's favorite part of the weekend? The pie she ate at the reception!!!


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