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"Every Good and Perfect Gift Comes From Above" ~James 1:17

"Every Good and Perfect Gift Comes From Above" ~James 1:17
Thank you so much for coming to check out my brand spankin' new blog! I've never "blogged" before, so here goes nothin'! This page is inspired by our adoption process, and I am hoping to get words of encouragement or advice every step along the way :)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Dossier paperwork shmaperwork

While organizing all my documents for my Dossier to China, sometimes I start to feel overwhelmed. Here is my progress so far:


After checking all the files and folders, I realized that we are only waiting on 2 forms until our Dossier is complete and ready to be notarized! Yippee! Every little bit of good news is 1 step closer, right??

So I decided to (briefly) update my readers- and anyone else who happened upon my blog today- as to where we are in the process of bringing home our little girl. It may not look like we are very far, but the final steps happen within a matter of days while we are already in China.
Homestudy is completed. Yay!! We are waiting for the report to be finalized, and once we approve it off it will go to our agency and to US immigration. Then it's more waiting, and once we get the immigration approval our Dossier goes to China. At this point we will officially be waiting to be matched with a child....
Any of you who have worked with the government know that this could potentially take months. Hopefully there aren't too many speed bumps along the way, but I have been reading some horror stories (mostly lost paperwork, not horror like Jason with a chainsaw). But any bump along the way takes weeks to fix. Prayers will definitely be needed once we send off our papers (both to the US govt. as well as when we send to the Chinese govt.) No one but the families that are waiting seem to be in any kind of rush. Ughhhh I'm so impatient!

At any rate, being the optimist that I am I pray we have our child before next Christmas. We have great plans to spend Christmas next year in Colorado with my family, and bringing along a little dark-haired snow bunny would make it all the more perfect!

Thank you all for your loving questions, concerns, prayers, and excited faces as we chug along in our journey!!
Love, Erin XOXO

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Golf Tournament Sign-Ups Have Begun!

Click on this picture, print it out and sign up! :)
We have been organizing this golf tournament fundraiser for several months now, and it is now finalized! Saturday April 27th at Grande Pines Golf Club in Orlando. Come one, come all, and join a team! Help us with our adoption costs, have a great time, and win lots of prizes! If you are not a golfer, you can sponsor a hole as an individual or as a business- either way you get an 18x24 sign promoting your donation.
Spread the word and help make a difference!
~Erin XOXO