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Maddie and Miri

Maddie and Miri

The picture above is from this past weekend. We were in town visiting my wife’s family for Mother’s Day and our friend, Moe, let us come by to discuss canes. We have a lot of questions and Moe and Maddie are always gracious to share what they know. There is never a dull moment around Maddie, regardless of the topic of conversation. While Moe and Amy were talking about canes, school, China, and the adoption, Miri and Maddie started singing…

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New York State of Mind

New York State of Mind

A few weeks ago, our family made a very long drive up to Rhode Island for a marital arts tournament. Amy was insistent that we take some time to go into NYC for the kids. Amy and I spent an anniversary there years ago when the kids were younger. A week was not near enough for us then, but it a short day trip made for a long day for the kids, especially Miri. We decided to take a detour…

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Homestudy Complete

Homestudy Complete

We received word last week that our homestudy has been officially approved!  We are not in the process of filling out various immigration forms.  Also, now that we have an approved homestudy, we are able to begin applying for grants.  This is a welcome change in our circumstances as we have already spent upwards of $20,000.  I have had a number of people ask me how much the total adoption would be in the end, without considering the continuing care…

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Homestudy Almost Complete

Homestudy Almost Complete

Well, we are nearing the end of our homestudy.  As it stands, it looks like things should wrap up around the first week of August.  This is great news.  To our knowledge, our homestudy has gone very well.  We met with our social worker at our house and we have also met her at the office in Birmingham a couple of times.  The past month has been mostly paperwork and running to doctors’ offices for letters.  While we are collecting…

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Amazon Affiliate Link

Amazon Affiliate Link

We have mentioned a number of ways in which people can give to bring Miriam home.  We are working on additional options as well.  Today, we created an Amazon Affiliate account. Click here for various donation options Amazon Affiliate Link – Bookmark for your future Amazon purchases (We earn money for every purchase you make)

Homestudy Underway

Homestudy Underway

We have begun our adoption homestudy and have had a couple of visits to date.  We had our first, and possibly last, home visit earlier this week.  That visit went very well.  Our caseworker, Caitlin, is amazing and she is with AGAPE in Montgomery, AL.  Our international adoption agency is unable to do our homestudy due to the fact that they are located in Washington state.  AGAPE was recommended by friends who have also used our international agency, All God’s…

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