Sunday, March 9, 2008

Let is Snow!

Brian and Lily


Me, Lily, & Margaret

This was a wonderful weekend. Our dear friend Margaret and her daughter Lily came to spend the night with us. We got several inches of snow and decided to stay in for the weekend. We loved having them stay with us! We missed her husband Wes, who was busy with clinical rotations to help complete his nursing degree. It is a blessing to be able to share time with great friends.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New 171-H

I haven't posted in a while. We really haven't had any adoption news to post. We still aren't through the review room yet. We didn't know what the review room was when we started the process. I assume most of you don't know either. The review room is where they decide if we can adopt a baby from China or not. I initially thought that was determined with our application. That is not the case. The Chinese Center for Adoption Affairs (In China), decides. They haven't gotten to the people who have started the process when we did. We are still in limbo.

On a bright note, we did recieve our new 171-H (immigration form to bring an adopted child into this country) today. Our old one expired. We now have 18 months to get Amelia home before this one expires. Our new fingerprints expire in about 14 more months. It is unlikely that we will make it to China and back before that.

I see that I was unable to keep it on the positive side. It has been a rough week on all levels.