Friday, March 25, 2011

Home Study approved!

We finally have our Home Study approved by the state of Alabama! This means we can finally send it into USCIS (US Citizenship & Immigration Services) and wait another 7 weeks or so for another approval! This is really getting crazy!

Our lawyer in Uganda has written a few times telling us the process is taking longer than she expected. This obviously makes us nervous. As much as we've told her where we are in the process from the git-go, there's 2 children that a grandmother is struggling to care for and is ready to hand them over to us.

As much as I'm excited & ready to go get them, I'm also overwhelmed. There's so much we still need to figure out: loans we need to apply for and hopefully receive favor and funds, finishing our Dossier, better understanding of how the actual adoption will work once we arrive back in the states, cleaning out a bedroom and preparing it for 2 precious children, education/books read, wondering about the medical condition and what's to come for the boy, etc.

It's getting late and I have a long day tomorrow, we'd appreciate your prayers!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Advice needed!

Over the past couple weeks we've gone to a couple consignment sales. It's overwhelming to say the least! We feel like we have no idea what we're doing or looking for or should be looking for! Our other humbling realization is these kids are probably going to remember all the stupid things we do in trying to figure out how to care for them!

So, we need your help and advice! Don't stop reading if you think this doesn't apply to you because you don't have kids yet. We spent much of last weekend learning about car seats~ and the differences between a car seat, booster seat, convertible seat & a 3-in-1 seat. Oh my goodness, it's enough to make your head spin! Anyway, we want to hear your thoughts on things we'll need for a toddler, 3 years old. I guess need might not be the best word, so what are the things that have rocked your world? Those of you without kids but babysit, what are things you've used when you've cared for children? Maybe you've walked into someone esle's home and thought, "it would be helpful if they had_____."

sippy cups, bath toys, step stools, etc. bring it on! These children just turned 3 years old.
Oh, and we're also looking for (cheap) bedding, twin comforters for a boy and girl that match, any suggestions on where to get such things?

Here's to the adventures of having children!

PS. I FINALLY received my background check!