Friday, March 6, 2009

This is the photo we took about a billion times. Managed to not break the camera! We'll have to rethink the composition for family pictures of seven instead of five. Who knew you have to have pictures of EVERYTHING! Outside of house, inside of house, family members. Surprised we didn't include the dogs - Murray probably wouldn't show up on film.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Holt Committee Approval

On Thursday, February 26, 2009 we finally got our approval call from Holt at 4:05 p.m. Yes I really do know the time. The intake social worker said the committee met and that we recieved their approval for the brother sibling group we'd requested. What's that mean? As far as I can figure out it means that hurdle #1 is completed. Now we move onto the home study and parenting classes. No 23+ years doesn't count in the adoption world. Always remembering that at any point along this journey a denial can pop up from any number of places. (Paranoid? YES!)

Welcome To Our Adoption Journey

As many of our friends and family are aware, Mike and I have decided to adopt from the Philippines. We'd like those of you interested to follow along on the journey. Just be warned adoptions have a lot of ups and downs. Never an uncomplicated moment!