Saturday, July 22, 2006


Anthony came to the post office with me this morning to mail out our I600A form! He was so excited ~ such a cutie, my boy is!

Now, it takes 2-3 weeks to get back the fingerprint cards and appointment to be fingerprinted! In the meantime, I have to have the rest of my documents certified by the county clerk! We're moving right along :)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

HOME STUDY APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just heard from my social worker that the adoption agency approved our home study! Wow! Another step closer :)

Friday, July 14, 2006


Wow, my last of 4 home studies was this morning. We met for about 2 hours and went over the rough draft (a few minor changes). When we parted I told her that we will love our little girl so much and give her a really good home ~ it was hard not to get choked up, but I just wanted the social worker to know how much this all means to me...

The social workder will make the changes today and then email to my adoption agency for them to approve. I just hope they approve it quickly because she is going to Italy for 3 weeks (the beginning of August!)

Next stop, the doctor's office for my 2nd Hep B shot (it's a series a 3 shots-wonderful!). I had the same nurse as the 1st time (when I almost passed out) and she opened the door to the waiting room, saw me and I think I heard a moan! I told her I would be fine (but I really was so nervous!) . I handled it real well~ I was a big girl! In December I have to get the 3rd and last Hep B and also my second Hep A shots ~ once again, I really love this little girl!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Return of the Employment Letter!

Fedex rang the doorbell today and it was the employment letter, returned and certified! What a nice surprised!

I had the rest of my documents notarized today (thanks, Mary A!).

Then, I need to have them certified ~ I guess I can do that while I am waiting for my I-171H (remember, I have to send my petition to adopt a foreign orphan (I-600A), along with copies of our birth certificates, marriage license and a "small" fee). It can take 30-90 days to get this I-171H back (with the dates for our fingerprinting) Let's hope it's closer to 30 days ~ crossing my fingers, toes, etc.