Tuesday, March 22, 2005

From The Moscow Times: Foreign Adoptions to Resume Soon

Yes!

Friday, March 18, 2005

Yesterday I alluded to some news; I'm changing companies. I think the change will be good. I'm moving to a larger company that has better benefits and what seems to be a more positive work environment. Time will tell.

In the mail yesterday was information from another adoption agency. On our short list of agencies are:

Williams International
All God's Children
Children's House
Commanwealth

We will most likely go with the folks at Williams. The agency is located in Memphis and the staff has already made themselves very available via telephone. As long as they maintain their accreditation through the mess that is currently going on in Russia, we will sign with them.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

After a short break, the adoption process is starting back up.

Things have been a bit crazy, but we're finally moved in to the new house (no, it isn't finished), hockey season is over, and there's another big change happening soon (to be posted a little later) that will lighten the stress load.

Reading the adoption forums, I don't think we've lost any time by waiting. It seems adoption in Russia has been at almost a stand still since Nov. A lot of changes are happening and it looks like things will be picking back up about the time our application and home study should be complete.

Orginally we were going to request a girl, but after some discussion we decided to be open to either a boy or a girl. You don't get to pick when ya make 'em, so why should you get to pick when ya adopt 'em. ;)

The paper work is daunting. There are pages and pages to be filled out, background checks to be performed and essays to be written. To all my CM 431 alum; Senior Thesis ain't got nothing on adoption.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Kevin and I have decided to begin the adoption journey after the New Year. Though, with all the researching we are doing, I think it is safe to say that we have already started the journey.
 
We've decided to adopt internationally and are looking at Russia, Kazakstan, Bulgaria, Mexico and other countries. We are leaning towards adopting from Russia b/c of the solid program they have in place. Though the laws are constantly changing, Russia seems to give the most warning whereas other countries shut down their programs while you are in the country. Fortunatly, we have plenty of time before we sign with an agency and have to choose a country. And anything could happen in the next 6 months.
 
With any luck,  2005 will be the year that we bring a little girl home.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

The adoption journey begins.