This past month has been busy, I think I even used the words "crazy busy" when talking to someone recently. We are pretty busy people and with 5 kids even when there's nothing going on, on a given day, we're busy. :) I wanted to post a run-down of the adoption related things we've done this past month kind of as an update and so I don't forget. :)
April 8th- Submitted our formal application online with All God's Children International. (AGCI)
April 9th- Our application was approved. (Yay!!)
April 12th- We received our Orientation packet in the mail from AGCI.
April 18th- Had our Orientation phone call with AGCI.
April 23rd- Met with a friend who's a notary to have our orientation paperwork and contract for AGCI notarized. Mailed contract and other paperwork to AGCI.
April 26th- We (me, my husband and in-laws) went to be fingerprinted.
May 1st- Officially contracted with AGCI and set-up a date for our dossier phone call.
May 1st- Mailed the 1st round of paperwork (formal application, fingerprint cards and other info) to our social worker (she works at a different agency).
May 7th- Schedule the walk-through portion of our home study.
May 8th- Receive login info. to access our dossier information.
May 9th- Sit down with a big cup of coffee and read through the dossier information. Stop mid-way through to give my brain a rest because there's a lot of information and lots of details to remember!
May 9th- Have our dossier call with our case worker from AGCI. She explains the dossier process, we ask a few questions, end the call and I feel like my head is going to explode! :)
May 9th- More paperwork arrives in the mail from our social worker to fill out.
That's a look at the adoption-related things we've been up to. There's been plenty more going on, but I thought I'd focus on the adoption side. :)
Now we have more paperwork to do then I ever thought possible, I am overwhelmed right now, but I plan on making a detailed to-do list today or tomorrow to help break the tasks down.
A sweet friend who's done this and is just now on the other side keeps reminding me that, "If God has lead you to this, He will bring you through this."
If you think of us please pray! I'm sure at some point in our adventure I'll be remembering these days of paperwork as "easy" days, but today is not that day. :)
Thank you if you have been praying for us! Please continue to do so, it's greatly appreciated!!
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