Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
On October 10th 2009 a couple we meet during adoption training became a forever family in Russia. Even that we know this news for a while know, today we received an invitation for a welcome home party.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friends of Colombian Orphans, Inc., is a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children in Colombian orphanages. Established in 2007 by parents who adopted Colombian children, the Friends focus on orphanages in need that are open to outside aid. They organize and supervise improvement projects using donated funds. 100% of donations go toward projects.
If you want to learn more about their organization, please visit their website: http://www.friendsofcolombianorphans.org/
Pass the world, this is totally worthed!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Added 4 weeks
Resulting date: Friday, August 7, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thank you all for your positive thoughts! We know were are not alone in this journey; it is great to be able to share this with others who are exactly in the same path.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
We are already in conversation with our Home Study agency to have the Addendum done; it may involve a couple of more visits to our house or interviews. When it is ready, we will have to send it to our agency in Washington DC and then it will need to be translated and then be submitted to ICBF. So I'm estimating that it may take another three months before we are approved, which will be after year year since we started this process. Anyway, I think that we may get a child at the end of 2013! (unless I convince Talley that we need to have a sibling group!).
Friday, May 22, 2009
I guess this is our welcome to the real process of adoption, delays can happen anytime!
Our lovely agency will ask for specifics, what do they exactly need from us that is not included in our dossier. Then we will provide whatever they ask and hopefully we will be approved.
Good news? Well, at least somebody is looking at our paperwork and it is not sitting in a big pile! So we are closer to approval than what we tought!!!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I coudn't wait until the 3-months mark to ask for a status update so I emailed them on Monday. I received the reply today: "No news". She will check with her contact in Bogota to see if there is anything new.
Well, I have to look at the possitive side of this: At least we are not rejected! (no yet ;-)
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
"Le informo que su solicitud y documentos fueron presentados al ICBF el martes. Espero que podamos tener noticias de aprobación a su solicitud en unos 2-3 meses"
OMG! Can you believe that??? Wait.. I guess I have to translate that:
"Your application and documents were introduced to the ICBF on Tuesday. I hope we can have news about the approval of your document in around 2-3 months"
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I wanted to let you know about Kiva (www.kiva.org), a non-profit that allows you to lend as little as $25 to a specific low-income entrepreneur in the developing world.
You choose who to lend to - whether a baker in Afghanistan, a goat herder in Uganda, a farmer in Peru, a restaurateur in Cambodia, or a tailor in Iraq - and as they repay their loan, you get your money back. It’s a powerful and sustainable way to empower someone right now to lift themselves out of poverty.
It is beautiful to be part of a project like this, and to know that so little can make a HUGE impact in others life.
Think about it ;-)
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Anyway, back to the adoption topic. On January 16th our dossier was sent to Colombia for translation. On January 20th we were told that the private orphanage haven't decide if they are going to take new families, so Talley and I agree to have our papers send to ICBF. I keep believing that God is pointing us out to the right place where our child is at.
Well, that is it for now ;-)
Friday, January 9, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
These pictures were taken on Christmas Day. We spent time with Talley's mom for lunch and dinner with Talley's dad in Marble Falls. My brother Max and Jessica joined us for dinner!
And this picture is my dad and our three nieces in Venezuela. The twolittle ones are twins! They are also our goddaughters :-) And becauseI don't want to discriminate anybody in this post, here are pictureswith my mom and my sister and brother-in-law.
If you noticed, we only have nieces! No little boys around! Lets see
what comes to us :-)
On a side note, our agency already got our dossier and they are
reviewing it. We have to send something else on the mail on Monday.
Hopefully nothing else is needed.