Friday, July 15, 2011

The Farmer's Wife Tells All Blog "Girls Only" Project

Do you remember how awkward the early years of womanhood are? I know they're burned into my own memory and I can't imagine having to go through that as an orphan, can you?!  Here is a fabulous project for us all to find a way to help with:

Please consider taking part!


Dispelling Myths about Foster Care and Adoption

Two links to share with you today~


Anyone else read some good articles this week that you'd like to pass on?


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Timeline Post

Since I know that there are some people reading this blog in order to keep track of our adoption process, I wanted to have a permanent post where I will continually edit updates to the timeline.  There isn't a lot to it, yet, but hopefully it will help people to understand our particular process.  Our sincere thanks to all of those who are praying us through it! I'll put the official steps in bold as we complete them.

First discussed adoption as a couple - Fall 1991 (while we were dating)
Finally decided that it was time - November 2010
Agonizing over who, what, when, where and how - November 2010-June 2011
Finally fill out the first piece of paperwork for an adoption agency May 6, 2011 (for domestic infant adoption)
Foster Care/ Adoption Orientation Seminar at our Church - June 11, 2011
Convinced that God has called us to adopt from the Foster Care system instead of domestic infant - July 4, 2011

The Official Process:

Orientation:    June 11, 2011
Application Rec'd: July 29, '11
Application Turned In: August 29, 2011
FIngerprinting/Background Check: October 5, 2011
Homestudy Visit #1: November17, 2011
PRIDE Training #1: February 18, 2012
PRIDE Training #2:February 25, 2012
Learned about a child available for adoption: March 13, 2012
Program-changing decision month: March 2012
Saw his picture for the first time!!: August 31, 2012