Saturday, December 8, 2007

Application Part II Sent Off

We finally sent off the second part of our application. It wasn't as bad as we thought it was going to be. It was just a matter of getting all the info and necessary papers gathered and copied! It was a little surreal taking that huge package up there to be mailed. Next comes the approval of this part of the application then homestudy begins.

We're going to see High School Musical the Musical tonight. What time is it? It's summer time! Just a little preview of tonight!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Application Part II

We're almost done with all the paperwork associated with the second part of the application. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I think the worst part is going to be going to the doctor. I didn't realize until today that we had to have lab work done. I despise needles. I hate getting blood drawn. I'm not looking forward to that at all on Thursday. AND Brent just reminded me that not only do I have to do this for the adoption paperwork, BUT I'm in the middle of getting life insurance and I have to have blood work done then as well. Not going to be fun. It freaks me out just thinking about it.

We went to our first adoption workshop this weekend. It was pretty neat. I don't think that we necessarily learned anything new or great from the workshop, but it was neat getting to meet others that are in the same place that we are. We also got to meet a family that just brought home their son from VietNam. He was too cute. We also met a family that adopted from China and a another family that adopted from either Korea or China and another daughter from Guatemala. It nice getting to talk to them about the process of adopting and issues and concerns that they had.

We did get enjoy a long weekend away from the kids. They left Thursday for a weekend in Dallas with my parents. It was nice to have a weekend with no cartoons and just FoxNews.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

We're official!

Today we were officially accepted into our adoption program! It's very exciting! The acceptance also came with some apprehension. As most everyone knows, there are some problems with the Vietnam adoption process. Changes have already been made to certain forms. There is a huge meeting this week with JCICS(i can't remember what it stands for, but google it i'm sure it'll come up!). JCICS is responsible for investigating adoption practices and proceedures and reporting back to the US. They will ultimately to decide whether or not the US should allow adoption to proceed. Please be in prayer for this group of people on the decision that they will make. Pray that they will have the wisdom they need to make the best choice for the children in Vietnam.

So, now we get application part two! From what we've heard this consists of our own autobographies, several family photos and photos of our home, family, etc., and lengthy paperwork as well! Hopefully we can get all this turned in before next Friday! We'll see what happens though when we actually get the papers in our hands and see just how extensive the paperwork is!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

So is it really taking this long, or is it just me...???

Brent here... Well, last week on Thursday we mailed off our application (part 1). We got it certified, just to make sure its gonna get there. Well, no word yet. I'm hoping it actually got there. With the post office not running on Veteran's day, i guess i should be expecting it to take a day or so longer. AND trust me, i know that this is just the beginning of the waiting...

Thursday, November 8, 2007

My God is an awesome God.

Well we did send off our application today. At 9:15 this morning. We've been so excited all day. Tonight I was surfing the web and just thought I'd check out agency's website again just to look around some more. There was a new note on the Vietnam page saying they were no longer accepting applications for the Vietnam program. I immediately broke down. I just started crying and praying; knowing that there are going to be ups and downs and I really didn't want a down this early on in our adoption process. So while I'm crying, I'm praying. Knowing that God was in control of it. So in the midst of crying and praying, I emailed Brent at work and the Vietnam program director. For the next 20 minutes or so, I just prayed and cried and cleaned! So then I get back on the computer and there's an email from Jynger. She said they're still accepting applications for the next couple of weeks. So this was totally a God thing. Last night in our women's Bible study there was a question asking if we could remember a time when God immediately answered a prayer. Last night I couldn't remember a time when this had happened. I jokingly said, "Maybe I should be praying different!" Well tonight I was definitely broken. I poured my heart to God. And He immediately answered my prayers tonight.

So after all this, I talked to Brent. He says I'm already too attached. I probably am. I've already been praying for our baby. Praying for his safety and his birth parents. In one moment all of that came crashing down. Keep praying for us. Pray for our baby. Be understanding and don't be condescending. Help me stay positive and not worry so much!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Its official...?

So the application is in the mail (or will be later). Application #1, i.e. THE BEGINNING OF ALL THE PAPERWORK, to adopt us a little boy from Vietnam!

We're extremelly excited right now, but just know that we've got a while to go. Also, we're relatively new at this blog stuff, but I did figure out how to add the cool little counter thingy. I don't know if thats a good thing or not having that on there, i just hope that it doesn't become too depressing!

Monday, November 5, 2007


We have an adoption blog.