Thursday, August 31, 2006


YES!! I- received- the- last- form- in- the- mail- today! I'm happy, happy and yes, HAPPY!

Need to have it notarized (which will take place tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.) and then I will drive to the County Center to have it county certified - then I hand it over to hubby who will take it to get it state certified...

Then, all of the documents go to the Chinese Consulate where they are approved then I make whatever copies I have left to make and mail it to the adoption agency - WOW!

Sunday, August 27, 2006


This is very meaningful especially to those adopting from China! It's all about ~ "Faith"

*Still waiting for our I171H Form (approval to adopt a foreign orphan). Everyday I go to the mailbox and hope to find this form/letter. It will bring us yet another step closer ~ I don't know what I will do when all the paperwork is in ~ I'm planning on doing a lot of reading ~ about attachment an d bonding and stories of others adoption journeys, but I need this form/letter to come...the sooner the better. Just seems like so much waiting - to wait again - Faith ~

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


My big boy is 8 years old today ~ I can't believe it! Today, he tells me,"I will always be 8 years older than my little sister!" ~ it's amazing how he always thinks of her... what a special, sweet, loving, affectionate - oh, I could just go on! I am so very blessed to be his mommy.

Happy Birthday, I love you with all of my heart!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


We had our fingerprint appointment first thing this morning. We were all up early, ate and on the road to Hempstead. It basically went like this:

More traffic
More, you guessed it, traffic!
Got slightly lost (awful directions from!)
Finally get there & circle for 20 minutes looking for parking...
Find a spot and start walking, more rain!
Then, we get to the office and their is a loooooong line - we wait and wait
Play hangman with Anthony
Play stickers with Eddie
Wait some more

Well, I'm finally called up and all ready to be fingerprinted and I'm told I really "don't have fingerprints", they're worn down - WHAT? I'm told it happens to alot of women, it happens from cleaning, cooking, etc. He said I may be called back to have them done again, but not to panic. They may just accept them the way they are...

I can't imagine having to go back ~ it will delay the adoption ~ and I don't think I can find the office on my own!
Positive thinking!

Thursday, August 10, 2006


Well, my dh(dear husband) took all of our documents (except for I171H) to get certified by the SOS (secretary of state) yesterday! He thought it was funny to call and tell me that they "couldn't do it" and that he "went to the wrong place"! I didn't believe him at first, but he kept going on and on with his "joke" and I was getting madder and madder! Finally, he chuckled and said,"it's all done"!

Strange sense of humor...but IT IS DONE :)

*Next stop: NY Chinese Consulate!