Saturday, December 29, 2007

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Saturday, December 1, 2007

New Crib


I found this beautiful crib on craigslist this week! It's a Bratt Decor Casablanca Premiere in Pewter and was in the movie, Stewart Little II. We don't have it set up yet, so I've posted a stock picture from the internet.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

More Referral Pictures


Picture was taken October 7th.

Referral Video!

Because the two families before us were concerned about retinopathy, this video was made. How lucky for us that the video was made, and how doubly-lucky for us that both families turned down his referral!
video

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Our New Son!



The first news we received of our son was an email sent out October 22, 2007, from Nicky at Children's Hope International to all families open to special needs adoptions. The email stated, "We have a waiting child available. Please let me know if you are interested in reviewing the medical information on this child. It is a little boy born on July 27, 2007. He was born prematurely with respiratory distress. His current condition is stated as : Moderate Malnutrition (on September 27, 2007 his weight was 3.15 kg or 6.93 lbs.; gastro esophageal reflux and retinopathy of prematurity (zone 1 and stage 1 on both eyes). We also have pictures and a short video. Please let me know if you are interested."

We contacted Nicky right away, received the medicals, video and photos, contacted an attending in Pediatric Opthalmology at Vanderbilt University for medical advise, and on October 23, 2007, we have an official referral! Pretty cool that the date just happens to be our oldest daughter's date of birth! The pictures were taken September 27th.

Referral Picture

Referral Picture

Adoption Timeline

  • 2006
  • November 8 - Application Mailed
  • November 22 - Accepted
  • November 24 - I-600A Mailed
  • November 27 - Delivery Confirmed
  • November 28 - Receipt of I-600A
  • November 30 - Fingerprint Notice
  • December 15 - Home Study Update
  • December 21 - Stacey Fingerprinted
  • December 28 - Added to List (#116)
  • 2007
  • January 24 - Home Study Mailed
  • January 25 - Ben Fingerprinted
  • February 8 - Waiting List (#111)
  • February 20 - Waiting List (#109)
  • February 27 - Waiting List (#105)
  • March 8 - Waiting List (#101)
  • March 22 - Waiting List (#99)
  • April 19 - Waiting List (#98)
  • April 25 - Dossier Authentication
  • May 2 - Delivery Confirmed
  • May 2 - Added to SN Wait List
  • May 3 - Waiting List (#97)
  • June 7 - Waiting List (#86)
  • June 25 - Dossier Translated
  • June 28 - On Waiting List Six months
  • July 9 - Waiting List (#81)
  • August 6 - Waiting List (#4 SN)
  • August 8 - Waiting List (#76)
  • September 7 - Waiting List (#70)
  • October 8 - Waiting List (#67)
  • October 22 - Waiting child -- OURS!!
  • October 23 - Official Referral Date
  • October 25 - Letter #1 Submitted
  • October 29 - Referral Receipt - CHI
  • 2008
  • February 5 - Fingerprint Request
  • February 7 - Proof of Delivery
  • March 1 - All Fingerprinted
  • March 3 - I-600 Application Mailed
  • March 5 - I-600 Acknowledgement
  • April 17 - I-600 Approval!
  • May 2 - Original G & R Date
  • May 3 - Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
  • May 5 - MEET EPHRAIM!
  • May 6 - Drive to Kien Giang
  • May 7 - G & R Ceremony
  • May 8 - Medical, Apply for Passport
  • May 12 - Fly to Hanoi
  • May 13 - Visa appointment at USCIS
  • May 14 - Pick Up Visa, Fly Home
  • May 15 - Arrive in Nashville!
  • May 23 - Certificate of Citizenship
  • June 12 - Re-Adoption Filed by Court
  • July 3 - Tennessee Birth Certificate

G & R Day

G & R Day