Monday, September 28, 2009

Referral Acceptance

Last Friday we had an international adoption doctor review the limited medical info we have for Ava. He did not see anything alarming in her paperwork and so we have decided to accept the referral! Today I drove our paperwork over to America World and turned it in to Terra, our family coordinator. It was good to see her had been 11 months since I was last there, turning in our dossier.

The courts open on October 6th, so we will hope to hear something about a court date next month.

Bruce and I have to go and get re-fingerprinted (Homeland Security) next week because our original set expires in November.

We bought a few things for Ava and will be sending them over with a family who will be traveling in October to bring their child home. I bought her a little sleep outfit, a rattle and some photos. That family has also offered to take photos of Ava for us while they are there. I just can't wait to see more photos of her!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What an Awesome Day!!!!

Today we received our referral for a beautiful 4 month old baby girl!!!!!!! Hard to believe we started this journey 17 months ago......but it was so worth the wait when we opened the email today and saw her adorable face! We cannot post her name or photos until we pass court which will hopefully be in late October or early November. We are just so filled with joy today and feel so blessed to be matched with this wonderful baby girl. We can't wait to hold her in our arms! The girls are excited to have a new sister and she will be so loved! Thanks to all our family and friends who have been so supportive during this seemingly endless wait. Can't wait for you to meet Ava in person!