Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fingerprint appointments!!!

The long awaited fingerprint appointments are FINALLY here!! Only issue is that they aren't until mid November. :/ We are hoping to be able to walk in earlier than that... maybe this week? Prayers please that we are successful. I want to be logged in soon. My baby NEEDS to come home. Thank you!!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

I800 Notice of Receipt!!

So we just received some mailbox love from USCIS- our notice of receipt! Hopefully the fingerprint appointment comes soon! Joey is traveling to TX week after next for work. I know it is a long shot, but it would be nice if our fingerprint appointment was before then. Prayers please!!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

An Update!!

So here is our 20 lb boy crawling around his orphanage. There were other photos, but they either involved nudity or little faces that don't belong to me. From the pictures, we have learned that he loves baths, hates walking, and likes to crawl. He also has 8 teeth! ;)

Still waiting to hear something from USCIS. Hopefully we get something in the mail SOON. I want to bring him HOME :)


Friday, October 7, 2011

1800A is Resent/ Care Package 1

I re-sent our I800A yesterday. Let's hope I did everything correctly this time. It should be delivered at any moment now. I am so anxious to get our little boy home, and it seems like everything has had some sort of delay. I am hoping that God will use this to show that even with delays, He can make things happen on time. We're going to keep moving forward, and keeping the faith that God will bring our little Lee home when it is just right. My heart will come to accept whenever that is, but I do know that it will not happen if I don't do things in a timely manner. Delays can be caused by me as well.

It's a beautiful day outside. I wonder what kind of day Lee is having, and if he ever gets to go outside. I can't wait to push him on the swing in our back yard.

We sent him a care package a few weeks ago. I wonder if he received it? We are waiting for an update on him. Hopefully with some cake pictures. Joseph was adament that Lee needed cake! And I wholeheartedly agreed. He did need a cake. We are working on another care package to send him. Hopefully we will be sending it soon. I found a wonderful website that lets you make a personalized board book:

We will be including one in his next care package. On his information sheet, it stated that he liked picture books. Well, hopefully he likes this one... the people in it are non-returnable! LOL ;)

I also found a voice recordable book from Hallmark. Joey and I really love it. It records us reading the story to Lee. The particular book we chose (Bright & Beautiful- A child's blessing) talks about all the wonderful things in the Earth that God made. It ends with a special blessing. So we will get to bless our son every time he opens this book. LOVE technology :) Here's the book we chose:
We found it at W@l-M@rt for a lower price :)

Waiting, waiting, & more waiting! Have I ever mentioned the wait with adoption? ;) All good things come with time.

Have a blessed weekend,

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Rejection Notice

So, I had been waiting on a notice from USCIS, but wasn't expecting what I received today: a rejection notice. Evidentally I sent too much money. In my haste to send the application, and in reading the instructions, I sent an extra biometrics fee. I am resending the application today, hopefully with the correct amount of money. They sent this little letter to attach to the front of my application when it is resent so they will give it "special attention."

Hopefully my boo boo won't hurt us too much timewise. I feel so incompetent right now. Deep breaths... lots of deep breaths.