Welcome to our journey! The decision for us to adopt a child from China has been one of the most exciting things that we have done! We had no idea that a child half a world away could already be in our hearts....this is our journey to bring him home.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Well....I think that our Home Study is finally going to be finished this Monday or Tuesday!!  Gary called our social workers this past Friday and they told us that they are typing up the report and it should be finished this coming Monday or Tuesday!  I will have to go in and proofread it and then we can send it off to our adoption agency to get approved!  At least we know there is a date that it will be finished now!  Feeling better that the rest is up to us to get things done.....well as far as getting our end together! :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Still waiting......

We are still waiting for our social workers to get our Home Study finished!!  We met with them on March 1 and they said they were going to finish it up.....I even emailed them last week and they left us a voicemail saying it was a top priority for them to finish it.  It does not seem like it is. We are hoping that they finish it up soon because there is alot of other things that need to be done once they get that approved by our adoption agency. 

Hoping to have good news next time I post!!  The waiting game continues!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Moving along......

We are still waiting to hear from our social workers on how our Home Study is coming along.  I just hope that they are finding the time to work on it and that they will call soon for us to come and look it over!!  They say no news is good news, right??  Let's hope!  We have another piece of the puzzle ready to go....we got our passports a few days ago.  So, when the time comes we are ready to go.  I have all the paperwork ready for the we are keeping our fingers crossed that we hear from our social workers very shortly!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Our final meeting!!!

We did have our final meeting with our Home Study social workers last night!  It was a very nice meeting and they told us that they believe they have all the paperwork they need from us to finish the Home Study.  Our agency told us that the social workers should be able to get the report all written up in about 2 weeks.  If that is true......I can accept that!  Feeling like everything has gone rather slowly up until this point I can deal with that!  Since I have all the things I need to put our dossier together once they send our Home Study to Children's Hope International to be approved.....we should be able to get that all sent off once we get it back from them.  The dossier will go on to China and after that we will wait for an approval from them to move ahead.   Exciting, frustrating sometimes but oh so worth the wait!!