Update

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Registered: 07-13-2008
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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 11:54am

For those of you who haven't been reading my blog, but still remember me, and think from time to time about what is Lisa doing... I wanted to drop you a few lines with our current "status."

One of my Christmas presents was that Blake said we could begin the adoption process! I am super excited, and my over achiever nature is already diving in. I have already sent in the adoption application, and I think I will be able to get the homestudy application in on Tuesday. I am working on getting my passport, because apparently that's an important part of this whole process too. Unfortunately for me, before I can get my passport, I need to get my birth certificate, because my mom can't find it. So that's a goal for tomorrow as well.

The agency we decided on is Adoption Advocates international, and we are planning on adopting a 3-4 yr old boy from Ghana (we are open to girls too, but apparently 75-80% ask for girls, so there are more boys that need homes). Unlike my normal self, we didn't choose this agency/country based on copious research, but instead I found a few people's blogs who highly recommended this one woman who works with Ghana for AAI, and I started reading her blog, and felt extremely strongly that I wanted to work with her... so we are!

Once the applications are both submitted, there will be a bit of a wait time while we wait for the adoption agency and home study agency to get back to us on next steps, training, etc.

Like most of you probably know, it is a long process, and could be late 2012 that we finally have a child at home... but I just glad that the process is started, and we are on our way towards having a child. :-)

p.s. I probably still won't be on much, but I'll try to drop by with updates every so often if there is something to report, or you can just read my blog below... I say more on there.

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Registered: 08-04-2003
In reply to: fawyndra
Mon, 01-17-2011 - 12:17pm
Hi Lisa... thanks for dropping in and updating (I was one of those wondering how you were doing). Keeping my fingers crossed for a smooth adoption process.
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In reply to: fawyndra
Mon, 01-17-2011 - 12:29pm

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Registered: 03-08-2008
In reply to: fawyndra
Mon, 01-17-2011 - 12:59pm

Thanks for the update!






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Registered: 11-13-2005
In reply to: fawyndra
Mon, 01-17-2011 - 4:22pm
Lisa,

I was just thinking of you last night and wondering how you were doing. Thanks for the update. I am so glad that you are able to start the adoption process. I hope that it is a smooth one for you :)
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Registered: 02-27-2008
In reply to: fawyndra
Mon, 01-17-2011 - 9:04pm
Lisa - great to hear an update from you! I always used to stalk you in the TTC threads, so I'm happy you checked in here. GL with the adoption applications and getting started with the process. It sounds like you are very organized! I can't wait to follow your journey to motherhood!!

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Registered: 09-08-2007
In reply to: fawyndra
Mon, 01-17-2011 - 9:51pm

I'm so happy for you guys!

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Registered: 01-29-2008
In reply to: fawyndra
Mon, 01-17-2011 - 11:02pm
Thats exciting! Can't wait to hear how it goes and to see you and your future child! Sounds like a long fun process!

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Registered: 02-11-2009
In reply to: fawyndra
Tue, 01-18-2011 - 11:49am

Lisa!! I'm so glad to hear an update and excited to hear how things continue to go. SO exciting, eeeee!!!

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Registered: 09-12-2008
In reply to: fawyndra
Tue, 01-18-2011 - 8:44pm
Lisa - I think about you from time to time and am so glad you came back to update us! I personally don't follow everyone's blogs so I really appreciate you posting an update here as well. I wish you all the best on your adoption journey and I can't wait to hear all about your little one!!

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Registered: 10-15-2001
In reply to: fawyndra
Wed, 01-19-2011 - 11:55am
Lisa, congratulations on such a big, HAPPY decision. Wow! I can only imagine the joy in your heart right now. Yay for you!!!
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