Monday, August 15, 2011

Is the summer really almost over?!!!

Wow, it's been over a month since I updated our blog! The summer has been crazy busy and has literally flown by! I can't believe school starts up again just 2 weeks from tomorrow!! So excited for our "end of summer" get away to Cape Cod tomorrow!! Randy and I will be married two years, and we are going away to celebrate our anniversary for the rest of the week! Today poured all day but it's suppose to be beautiful Wednesday and Thursday which will be great since we'll be at the beach!!! Wahoo!

Last year, this week was one of the worse we ever had as we found out that we had miscarried again and spent our vacation mourning another loss. It is amazing how much things change in a year. This year we are happy and hopeful and actually going to enjoy every second of our time away together as we KNOW this is our last "Cape" trip just the two of us! : )

So.. adoption news. Well, we are still gathering/waiting for documents for the dossier!! We hoped to have this all done by the end of the summer, but it looks like it will take about a few weeks into September until we have everything back! Since we began with the old agency back in February, we had to do quite a bit of updating our "old" documents, on top of  gathering all the documents that our new agency required! We are now just waiting on our FBI clearances coming back, Our MMPI results (Oh my god, that was funny!),  and for our social worker to finish updating the homestudy to meet with AAC guidlines. Once she is done, we will be sending it off to USCIS for an updated I-171H and then we'll have everything we need for our dossier! It is amazing to me how little our first agency required us to do! I actually really wonder if we would EVER have received a referral from them, or been able to have a successful adoption. There was so many documents that Russia REQUIRES that they were not even asking us to get! It actually makes me anxious to think about what we would be dealing with if we had to stay with them. It is worth the delay, and the extra cost to just have peace of mind!!! At this point, we just try to remember that we are on the right path, and everything will happen when and how it is suppose to!

Well that's all for now! Hopefully I will be blogging soon that all our documents are on their way!! : ) Hope all are having a great summer!


  1. Wow -- just looking over your timeline makes my head spin! It also looks suspiciously like mine... It sounds like you will be heading to Moscow before we do -- I hope that we can benefit from watching you do it first!

  2. Hi! I just stumbled across you blog and we are using AAC too! Love them! We are just beginning the paper chase, but I hope you'll follow along with my blog too! Can't wait to see how your journey will unfold! Melissa