The Spirit of Magnolia

An infertility / adoption / pregnancy blog. After 3 MCs and IF testing (with no diagnosis) we shifted our focus to adoption. After being matched we discovered we were pregnant. After telling our agency about the pregnancy our match was severed. This is the story of our journey to parenthood.

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Location: Minnesota, United States

Friday, May 23, 2008

Hola Colombia

WOW - Things sure can change in a matter of days ...

On May 8th I got an email from our Peru program coordinator telling us that she mentioned us to an orphanage in Colombia ... and they were so intrigued that they wanted to hear more. They asked her to send them our home-study (which is still for domestic) and they loved it! They immediately asked her to ask us if we would be interested in applying to their orphanage. Our program coordinator assured us that it would be a quicker process with Colombia (apparently there are some issues between the US & Peru right now) and that the committee at the orphanage really seemed to like us (my DH is bilingual; he's an ESL teacher!)

Well ... we decided to pursue an adoption in Colombia with this orphanage.

Lots has happened since then ... they seem very anxious for us to get our approval from USCIS (we are too) .... and so we wait ....

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

FBI Clearance

Today is a very happy day for us -
we received FBI clearance to adopt from Peru today!
This may not sound like a big deal BUT IT IS!!! :-)
This brings us one step closer to our child.

Next step is USCIS. We're just waiting for an updated home-study from our SW and then we can submit everything to immigration. (and then wait some more .... UGH!)

Even though this process seems to be taking forever ... I am trying to celebrate each and every milestone ... and today was a doosie!

We are on cloud-9! This is such a blessing!!!