The Calm before the storm

The Calm before the storm

Sorry for the lack of updates the last several months. Adoption is a lot of hurry up and wait. You fill out a bunch of forms and send them in and wait. This happened with our home study. Once we got the home study back we had to send it, along with several other...
Family Traditions 

Family Traditions 

It’s becoming a family tradition that we go to Hershey, Pennsylvania for a few days between Christmas and New Years. We like to spend time at Hershey Park and driving through Sweet Lights.   The resort where we stay has an indoor pool so we can swim...
Discouragement

Discouragement

I don’t know about you, but there are times when I wonder if it’s all worth it? I have been struggling this week with discouragement. I have to get a background clearance from Taiwan, because I lived there for a year 15 years ago. I can’t send the...
Time for the others

Time for the others

 As we focus so much time on our adoption it has occurred to us that we not only need to involve our children in the process, but we need to make sure we spend time with them. We need to be with them as a family, but also as individuals. To that end, tonight we...

All piled up

When we started the adoption process, our friends warned us that there was a lot of paperwork. We thought we understood what that meant. WE DIDN’T! Not only is there a lot of paper work, it all needs to be notarized. This means all the paperwork has to be signed...

Home Study

We have our first home study interview scheduled for November 1. We have our passport applications filled out and mailed in. We have 1 ream of paper worth of paperwork printed out and sent in. We have another ream of paperwork printed out and being worked on. We are...