Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Life keeps me on my toes.  This blog has been on my mind for a while, but to find time to sit without interruptions seems to be a rare occasion.

Here is the promised update:

Home almost 18 months.  She is so much fun, she is always smiling.  Gracie is at a stage full of curiosity, she roams around this house like she can see like the rest of us.  She loves to throw my clean laundry on the floor, get into the toy closet and pull out all of the toys.  She is developing and changing, even though sometimes the process seems slow going.  I often get asked when is she going to talk.  Honestly I have no idea, maybe she will never talk.  We love her no matter what, if she speaks someday that will be wonderful if not we love her no less.  Some days I forget that she spent the first 6 years of her life in an orphanage/ institution.  Then other days it is hard to forget because the past life leaves scars that will take years to fade.  Watching her grow though is just so precious

Home almost 18 months.  This one is a drama queen.  She has learned how to push my buttons, and thinks she is so funny.  (Well she really is.)  The looks she gives me when she knows she is doing something wrong, well they are just to much.  In the last few months she has grown so much, I think it is mostly because SHE IS WALKING.  Yes you heard that correctly my girl has learned how to walk.  She has overcome so much, last year she got really sick and she regressed so much.  We are thankful now because she is doing very well, and as far as communicating she is signing a ton. I have so much joy watching her explore her world.

Friday, May 30, 2014

We Are Headed Back!

Ok, I spent a day trying to make my blog look cute and failed.  I have way to much to do, so it is just going to have to stay plain for a while.

NEWS!!!!  We are headed back oversees to adopt another child.

Let me go back and start at how this came to be.  Dan and I  several months ago decided that we wanted to adopt again, however we were going to do a domestic adoption.  It seemed simple, easy, no fundraising, no dossier!  It seemed like the thing to do.  So we went back to our social worker and she approved us to adopt one more child.  It wasn't to hard, we didn't tell anyone, and we registered online to adopt a child with down syndrome through foster care.  This is where our story changed.  The process is different and we just couldn't go with it.  There are people in the United States waiting to adopt children with down syndrome.  We were just another number on a list.  Dan and I both just couldn't wrap our heads around that.  Where our girls were born they were stuck, unloved, nobody wanted them, and they definitely didn't have a list of people waiting and ready to adopt them.  Together we decided we just needed to go back.

So the last few weeks have been a blur.  We updated our home study for international adoption, and have done several of the initial things to get the process started.  We are a home study ready family and this process is going to go quickly.  We will be sending off for immigration approval soon, and about half our dossier will be traveling to Eastern Europe next week.

Dan and I have a few fundraisers going on.   We need to come up with 2000.00 quickly.  So if you feel led to help we are extremely grateful.  We are extremely blessed to be headed down this road again, and know that we couldn't have adopted the girls without you.  So thank you.

I do have a t-shirt fundraiser going but it ends in 12 days, so I need to sell 45 shirts in 12 days to raise the 500.00. Please, share, pray, buy a t-shirt.  My other fundraiser will start tomorrow!  (Details coming soon.)
Update on the girls to come soon!  They are doing great!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

We have news!!!!!!    A quick hint, I need to change the header of this blog!!!!   Update on the girls to come soon.