Thursday, July 26, 2012

Home Study ALMOST Complete!!

So sorry for the lack of posting info on here. During this part of the process....its just a waiting game right now. I will tell you to please be praying for all of our CA/N (child abuse and neglect forms) to come back from Alabama, and Tennessee, and for all of our reference letters to come in. So far...that is all we are waiting for to get our home study paperwork finalized!!!

We did have our last home study on Monday, July 23rd with Karla in Birmingham. Karla was our social worker when we adopted Sadie!! She is SUCH a blessing!!! We are working on our I800A form now. The I800A is:

"the Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country, the convention country being China is this case. USCIS will evaluate whether not we are suitable to adopt a child from China."  

It is just another form of paperwork we are required to fill out and get approval from. We are once again "hurrying wait on it's approval." Which is the nature of adoption!! :) Thanks for keeping all our paperwork process in your prayers!! We want things to go as smooth as possible!!

Well...We just cannot praise God enough for His faithfulness!! We are scheduled all the way through November doing family photos!! This is a HUGE blessing! God is providing through ways we would have never imagined!!! AND...we are meeting some amazing families in the process!!! What a BLESSING!!! You can see the slideshow to the right of our blog here. These are a few pictures of family pictures we have taken. Its been such fun!!!

You can also see where we are at in our fundraising process on the thermometer to the right. We are just totally FLOORED that God has provided that much money just since FEBRUARY!!! That is just under 6 months...AMAZING!!! We still have a way to go...but HE is able to meet above and beyond what we could ever think or imagine!! He is definitely up to something and we feel so blessed to be in the middle of what He is doing!!

We are also working diligently on our children's book. Stephanie Presley has sent us some samples of what she has done and it is SO AWESOME!!! We get so excited every time we talk to her!! Our goal is to be able to sell this children's book as a hard back gift book, or an ebook off of So keep your eyes and ears open for when it is ready!! Our goal is for it to be ready in October!!

We are still waiting to see the face of the precious little boy God has for our family. We truly feel he is in one of the orphanages that Lifeline has partnered with in South China. HOPEFULLY they will be matching from those places within the next month or so. I can guarantee that we will let you all know what we can as soon as possible!!! We are praying daily for him and for his transition and our transition!! We cannot wait to meet him!!

That is it for now. I just wanted to let you know where we are in the process!! As we get more news...we will keep you posted. Thank you all SO MUCH for your prayers, support and encouragement. It means the WORLD to us!!!
Mark & Buffi