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Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I just finished all of my pre-adoption education, Yeah!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Mommy Moments

Today I feel like I'm going to have a long wait, and it will be hard. I am so joyous about my opportunity to adopt. I already feel like a mother, who has not met her child, and there is my child out there, waiting to meet me. I know that life is not easy, and that this will be a wild and hard journey and adventure. I am so blessed that my family and friends are taking this journey with me. How great God is. I never really knew his love like I do now. I feel he wants this adoption to happen more than anything else I have ever done.

I know 'officially', I am not a mommy yet, but I feel like I am already having my moments. I feel protective and scared, happy and excited. I'm imagining a future with my daughter. I am trying hard to stay calm in all moments ( not very easy with two sassy dogs who don't listen )! My goal is not to yell at my child (much! lol). I am preparing the house, cleaning and buying things. My God daughter is coming to my house tomorrow to spend the night, and then I am taking her to church.

I have so many emotions and thoughts running through me. I have never felt more. I really pray that this time next year my daughter is home, and I'm still sane.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I got my passport in the mail today. One more step closer. I continue to be so excited. I think I'm obsessed tho! I have been on every website and blog on Ethiopian adoption, trying to figure out how long everyone has had to wait for a referral. I think this is going to be a long long year or so. My poor dogs, I've been babytalking them. I think I may be going nuts,

Oh well, I'm happily crazy!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Home Study

I completed my part of the homestudy to day, Yeah! She said everything went well, and I passed, so I am just waiting to get my report. Also spoke with my agency and they said all of my paperwork for the Dossier looks great, so I feel things are moving along well, at this time anyway.

Today I did something I wasn't going to do. I wasn't going to buy anything until I had a referral, but I couldn't help it. I bought an old-fashioned looking rocking horse for her. It was so cute, and I really wanted one. Will have to wait for her first Christmas with me tho. It's starting to feel more real. I'm getting really excited.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Today I mailed in all my paperwork for the dossier for Adoption Associates to review before I can send them into immigration, which I have to wait for the homestudy report first. I finish my homestudy this week.

I still have to finish my pre-adoption training this week.

Good news today tho, my agency says the wait for a toddler is now 4-6 months instead of 4-8 months, Yeah!

Friday, March 5, 2010

More Paperwork

Today I had the last of my paperwork notorized and ready to send out. I just have to wait for the homestudy (about another month for the report), and then application to immigration and fingerprints after that (another 6 weeks or so after that). Hopefully my paperwork will be in Ethiopia by the end of May or June, then wait for referral.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Well, I had most of my paperwork notorized today, yippee. I also know that most of my reference letters are almost done. I also just bought a book on transracial adoption, and started to read it.
On another note, I was expecting a check for $4000 this week, but only got $2400. I am starting to worry about money lately, I just pray that I sell my house soon!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Paper Work

Today I finished about 95% of my paperwork. I only have to have most of the papers notorized, and wait for my homestudy to apply to immigration.

I think it's so funny. My mom doesn't want me to 'spoil' my kid, yet she has plans to make so many things, including a huge hippo. Who's the spoiler now? She isn't even here yet, and it's taking all I have to stop people from buying stuff. I have to keep telling people wait for the eferral. Oh well, People have waited 36+ years for me to have a kid (and I want to buy stuff too, but I won't jinx it).