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Old May 6th, 2016, 06:35 AM   21
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new stalker....hope you are doing well.



 
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Old May 6th, 2016, 16:24 PM   22
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Looking forward to ur adoption journey, such an amazing gift to give!



 
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Old May 6th, 2016, 22:39 PM   23
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new stalker....hope you are doing well.
Welcome!!


I promise to give y'all an update tomorrow.



 
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Old May 7th, 2016, 08:23 AM   24
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Old May 7th, 2016, 08:57 AM   25
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Old May 7th, 2016, 09:55 AM   26
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Happy early Mother's Day!

So we received the home study packet and it is a bit overwhelming but of course I finished it.

For all you future adoptees:
I'm not joking you have to provide proof of medical and life insurance coverage, list out what you spend on entertainment, provide all your savings and checking out statements, marriage certificates, birth certificates, divorce decrees , income statements, paystubs, doctor's notes that you're healthy and not crazy, references, tax returns, proof our indoor cats are vaccinated and an autobiography of yourselves amongst other things. Say what?

But drug addicted mothers are having babies every day and some are even being reunited with their kids.

But anyway, trying to stay positive. We also had to provide about 50 photos of us, us individually, the kids, our extended family, our home, our pets etc. So LEMON, you're super smart to start taking photos now as we do take lots of photos and it was very hard to find decent ones of us together.

I'm nervous and excited at the same time. Our contract is for 2 years and if we aren't selected, we lose all the money we have invested...which is costly. I'm happy to PM anyone who is considering private adoption to let them know what is expected.

Today is my niece's first communion. I'm finally getting out of the house but a little nervous and sad as my extended cousin will be there and we shared the same due date. I feel like all eyes will be on us...but I know its just in my head.

Anyone have fun plans for mother's day? I think we are going to just chill out and then grab dinner. My mom is here visiting and my step dad will join us and is driving my grandmother in from Connecticut. i can't wait to see her! She's 91 and still young at heart. This is an incredible story of her: When she was pregnant with her first, they were twins. My grandfather was a merchant marine and out at sea. The twin boys came early and only lived 4 or 5 days (today they could have been saved)- but the military brought my grandfather back from the war to see them and say goodbye. While he was home, his ship was struck and many died. Isn't that crazy? Their loss actually saved his life and all the rest of us to come. I know she knows how I'm feeling and she never talked about it much over the years. I can't wait to hug her!

Talk to you soon!



 
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Old May 7th, 2016, 10:15 AM   27
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Following! I read your max journal as well and I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope your adoption journal and journey is short and soon you get to celebrate a new family member.



 
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Old May 7th, 2016, 16:58 PM   28
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Wow that's ALOT of paper work! I understand why they ask for all that, but it's sad it's so hard for kids to get adopted. Friends of ours were able to adopt 2 little girls after the suffered a late second tri loss. They started with China, but it took so long they gave up and adopted locally. As soon as they got a baby girl from a teenage mom locally, they got a call from China that they had a little girl for them, so they got 2 babies



 
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Old May 7th, 2016, 17:28 PM   29
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Following! I read your max journal as well and I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope your adoption journal and journey is short and soon you get to celebrate a new family member.
Thank you! And thank you for following!



 
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Wow that's ALOT of paper work! I understand why they ask for all that, but it's sad it's so hard for kids to get adopted. Friends of ours were able to adopt 2 little girls after the suffered a late second tri loss. They started with China, but it took so long they gave up and adopted locally. As soon as they got a baby girl from a teenage mom locally, they got a call from China that they had a little girl for them, so they got 2 babies
WOW! That's amazing.

How are you feeling friend?



 
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