Monday, October 27, 2008

We are #6

Well we were official on Friday but I only heard a few hours ago.We currently stand at #6. WOW with CHFS we were 90 something now #6. Two families got their referrals on Friday.Although a girl can dream, I am hoping for referral this week.Not going to happen but I like to dream. since us and most other families want a girl under 12 months I am prepared to wait the full 2 months(Still better then 12).Thankfully the holidays are approaching so that should help keep my mind off the adoption.So here's to being number 6!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Need to get out of this funk

Gosh this weekend is crazy.Last night I had an at home america party.It was fun and now i get to shop for free ($217worth). My SIL brought over a ton more baby clothes for us that was fun to go through. Problem is I cant stand people asking so when is this baby coming? Especially since I have been down.People don't understand the process.When we announced in march we were doing this I have been asked the same question anytime I see anyone.Anything new with the adoption? NO new would mean I have a referral and I don't.Today I am hosting a children's Halloween party for my kids and our friends kids.Again the same question will be asked and honestly I think I may get nasty. I envy John cause the wait doesn't bother him ,hes so laid back about it and sometimes doesn't understand why i get so anxious. Well hopefully the party will be a distraction then back to work tomorrow.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Its just gonna be one of those days

Well woke up kinda down.The adoption process does that to you.One day you feel great the next you feel down. We rushed so much redoing our dossier for the new agency that we hit snags. Due to our medicals not being correct our full dossier wasn't looked at til this past week. I was hoping yesterday we would hear we were officially waiting but we didn't. 6 families were told Tuesday they were official-yep that's 6 more ahead of us .I cant help but think if we weren't careless we would have been waiting a week ago.Then I start to think the 3 months we waited with CHFS if we were with BFAS we would probably be home with baby already. Then I try and remind myself that its in gods time(not so comforting sometimes) and only he knows who our child is and when the time is right so will we(but its really hard). So today is a hard day. On the flip side I am so happy for for Theresa and Jim who received their referral this week and became parents!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

What was I thinking

Okay busy does not even describe my week. I am in charge of 2 fundraisers in the same week with another one coming.What was i thinking. I guess its good cause I havent had much time to think about the adoption however I do walk pass the half done nursery and think when am i gonna get in there. My 5th grade pancake breakfast came and went saturday.It is amazing how much work one event can be and then its over in 2 hours.After that i was a vendor at a fair then from there I went and finished cleaning up our church garage sale.And that was just saturday.Yikes! This week I am preparing for a art show for our preschool which is consuming my life. Then Nov 3 is the blood drive i am running Holy smokes what was I thinking.Anyway remember those vaccines I am afraid of,yeah,well last night I let John give me 2 out of the 5 OUCH!!!! No passing out but I was already laying in bed so maybe that helped

UPDATE: i just recieved this from our new agency
Yes we received them today. Everything else looks good. We will be taking your documents to St. Paul on Friday to be authenticated by the State of MN and they will be sent to Washington DC for authentication by Friday afternoon. I will keep you posted. Once your dossier leaves for DC you will be added to our referral list. This process take approximately 1-2 months to receive a referral.

Did you read that 1-2 months woohoo we will have a referral by christmas

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Did you know I hate needles

Well being our wait time is shorter and we will likely be traveling soon,I need to get about 7 vaccines. Yeah me the one that passes out.Anyway I came home from my PTA meeting and sitting in my fridge are 5 vaccines UGH.Totally not looking foward to this!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blogger in training

Okay its been 5 days since my last post.I am still getting the hang of this whole blogging thing. So what have I been up to Hmmmmmmmmm besides the usual work,football,kidzone,art classes etc. I know you all want adoption news.The switch is done! We pulled our dossier together in 1 day.Our new agency has it in their hands at this moment. So when will the news of referral come,I am hoping before christmas.Dear Hubby thinks Tuesday,yeah he thinks this tuesday, is it possible ,Yep I have seen 2 familes now get their referrals within days of there referral. So I am quickly rushing to finish the room.I painted this weekend,the bookcase and changing table/dresser were ordered monday(approx date to come in Dec 22) and hopefully this week I will go get the crib. I pulled out an adoption baby book that was given to us in april,time to start writing. So we are finally feeling like this is going to happen! And really fast! The pictures here is the furniture we ordered

Friday, October 10, 2008


Okay we can rest again.All Adoption paperwork is done thank god for John!!! We have an extremely busy weekend filled with football,sweet 16 and more. Bad news is my dryer went. I think we need to splurge this time.In the eight years we have been in this house this will be the 3rd dryer.Is that normal??? I'm thinking we need to buy the better one,we do so much laundry.At this point I hate to spend the money but I don't want to be buying another one for a long time.Anyway here's to nice long weekend!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Paperchasing UGH again

Okay so I am currently paper chasing again so no time to blog! Those in the adoption world can understand.We will hopefully be done tommorrow then I can rest or can I? I think things are going to go fast I need to get my but in gear and finish the baby's room. Heres a picture of the bedding I chose.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

How much does a little one need??

So I did it! I registered at babies r us. I came home with a huge headache. I did register since we are asking family and friends not to purchase us Xmas gifts(you would not believe the stuff we get) but to get us stuff we need for the baby. Also people keep asking if i am going to register so its now somewhat done. I registered for what I know I need no matter the age such as high chair,car seat ,stroller, porta crib etc. After I have our referral I can go back and add other items. Well it was overwhelming whats out there. Wipe warmer???I cant even remember all the unnecessary things i found. But oh what fun I had. It was a bit strange when I entered and walked over to the registry desk.I said I would like to register.The employee said oh you want to buy for a registry? I need no i want to make one.She immediately looked at my stomach then gave me a puzzled look.I explained I was adopting and then we proceeded. It was fun after I was done they gave me a gift pack and then had the store manager come over to congratulate me.

Monday, October 6, 2008


No referral yet but we are switching agencies.This is a huge deal.Remeber those pictures of my dossier? Well it has to be done all over again.Are we crazy? Our agency changed their wait times from 6-9 months to 12 months.And referral to travel to 2-4 months.That means we wouldnt get our referral til july then travel the end of 2009 or early 2010.WE love our agency but they have 300 families waiting. We found a new agency that says our wait from dossier to bringing a baby home is 3-6 months. However this is a new agency with only a few families waiting.We feel comfortable with our decision.We are currently working on our new dossier and hoping to have it done by next week.Then we will begin the wait all over again.I am hoping to have a referral by christmas.So, back to craziness of paperwork and now we really need to get started on her room

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Decision's, decisions. Can I tell you I feel like I want to throw up! We are trying to decide if we should switch adoption agencies. We love our current agency,however with the recent announcement extending our wait times We feel very conflicted. With current wait times we will most likely have our child home late 2009 early 2010.Yep that's right 2010.I can not even imagine waiting that long.Am I strong enough? On the flip side we found another agency that will most likely have a referral for us in weeks yes weeks.However they are not as well established as my current agency.Please pray for our family as this is not an easy decision.