Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Getting Ready

Our lives are going to change forever.

Last summer Tom and I took several Foster/Adopt classes to learn more about the process and to see if we could determine what we wanted to do. We both had a gut reaction that fostering just wasn't for us. We stay fairly busy with work and church and it wouldn't be fair to a struggling child to impose that type lifestyle on them. More importantly, we didn't feel we had it in ourselves to be able to send children back into a potentially bad environment after growing to love them.

After attending our classes, we began to feel led to adopt a baby girl. We debated between adopting from China or Kazakhstan for several weeks until one day on my way to work I felt God was telling me "you have a daughter in Kazakhstan that you need to go get". That's it. We're adopting from Kazakhstan. I don't know about you, but that's all the more convincing I needed!

After Thanksgiving, we started researching adoption agencies and home study agencies and finally after New Years we had decided to use World Partners Adoption and Cherub International. We have been slow going for a while as we are still learning what types of things we need to be collecting for our paperchasing adventure but we're picking up speed.

This Sunday, May 15 is our first home study visit. We're cleaning house this week in preparation and filling out lots of paperwork for our social worker. We're anxiously awaiting our first meeting to make all of this official.

Please keep us in prayer! We've got a looooong way to go!

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Learning and Fundraisers

Had a great chat with Traci and learned a few new things... more than anything just established a beginning relationship with one of the people that is going to be helping us with this process. I'm still coming up with fundraiser ideas... now it's just a matter of getting on the ball and starting to schedule events and get people involved in helping.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

So Much Research...

I have arranged to talk with Traci tomorrow afternoon around 4:30 to get some general questions answered regarding the process and their agency. I'm anxious but also nervous about this the closer and closer we get to committing ourselves. But, God is faithful and will take care of us along the way!

Friday, January 07, 2005


Keep us in prayer.... lots of things will be happening once the ball gets rolling on this!

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Picking an Agency

Received an email from Andrea at LMI today giving some reasons why she chose LMI as an agency when she adopted... she now works for them. It was enlightening, but still not totally convinced. Waiting to hear back from WPA... my contacts are on a trip to Guatemala right now and should have contact with me soon.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Adoption Proces

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