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I'm originally a Kentucky girl who transplanted to Texas. I feel like a Texan I guess bc I have one baby born in Texas. It just feels like home here! A wife to Donald and mother of 3 beautiful kids who are full of life and keep me on my toes at all times. We serve at Community of Faith Church in Houston, TX.
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Monday, February 9, 2015

Adoption Update

Well, our I-800 form is complete and has been mailed to Homeland Security. We should hear something in about 8 weeks as far as approval. Now, I am working on the dossier that will go to Burundi. This includes our home study, background checks, references, fingerprints, medical exams, birth certificates, and marriage license. So far so good. I have a lot of it completed and just waiting on some of it to come in the mail. Once that is all compiled, then I think it has to go to the State of Texas for it to be stamped then our agency will translate it and send it over to Burundi. Then, another stage of waiting on approval will happen. 

Please pray for the election that will be happening this summer in Burundi. This could affect our process. I pray that it doesn't but it doesn't hurt to pray for it. 

Once we are approved, the matching process will take place. Hopefully, our child is waiting to be matched with us so that will happen quickly. Then it takes about 8 months to get the paperwork together and then we go pick up our child. Long process but it will be so worth it. Ideally, I would think we would be traveling to Burundi Summer of 2016. We will see! It would be awesome if it was sooner but God is in charge of the timing. So until then, I will try and wait patiently.

I have been attending some adoption seminars and Donald and I are scheduled to attend Empower to Connect in San Antonio in April. I am feeling more equipped but there is still so much that just has to be experienced, just like parenting biological children. 

Thank you for your continue prayers and support. We could not do this without such a wonderful support system. The kids are excited. Every time we sit down and pray at dinner time, Riley Kate says please bring our baby boy home soon. Bless her heart. I keep telling her it's going to be a while but she insists on asking God. So sweet. We feel like it's a boy but didn't specify on our documents. 

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