Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Thursday 13


Thirteen Things about Amy

Apparently this is the last TT. Bummer! Hope to see you guys around other memes..There are some cool ones out there!
13 things you do when adopting from China


1. WAIT! There is a lot of waiting going on.
2. Get organized
3. Do a lot of paperwork!
4. Enter the paperchase
5. Meet wonderful people
6. Attend an orientation
7. Join support groups
8. Get papers, have papers notarized and then certified and then state certified and then authenticated and then translated and then send to China
9. Learn about a budget because adoption does cost money
10. Answer a lot of questions and explain that you do not get to go pick one up !
11. Dream about the future and look forward to your trip to China and how it will change your life forever!
12. Check your mailbox daily
13. worry about finding 8 group photos..Its hard..we don’t have that many

There are many more things and if you want to read, hit our adoption blog at www.thechristoperfamily.blogspot.com


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40 comments:

Robin said...

Great TT. I hope your wait goes quickly so you can bring your daughter home!

Raggedy said...

Thursday Thirteen has come to an end.
I have enjoyed my visits here and consider us friends.
Thank you for sharing your thirteens with me.
The comments you left me filled me with glee.
It is hard to believe it is really true.
I am trying very hard to not be blue.
Happy TT'ing!
*^_^
(=':'=)
(")_ (")Š
Raggedy

Chelle Y. said...

I hated all the adoption paper work that we had to do, but getting Brendan was worth it all!

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Claire said...

What an amazing thing to do! my fingers are crossed that things run smoothly for you.
It has just taken two years for my sister and family to get approved as emergency foster carers, that was a lot of paperwork!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Yes, I know it's the last and it's making me sad. I have met wonderful friends here.
My T13 is up too.

Christie said...

The wait must be so hard!!! Thanks for the wonderful tt's! it's been fun, hasn't it??

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Ooh, I have lots of friends who've done this; you'll get there. (one of my friends has done it THREE TIMES. Can you imagine? All that stress!)

Happy TT and may your daughter be your greatest joy.

Heather in Beautiful British Columbia said...

Nice TT. Thanks for sharing!

JohnH985 said...

Hope everything works out for you. Sounds like there is a lot of paperwork and red tape. Hope you keep visiting.

My 13 are up.

Jeff said...

One of my supervisors is adopting from Russia, and if you can believe it, he says that from comparison between his experience and friends', it's even more difficult, expensive and confusing than China. Yeek!

Christine said...

Good luck with your adoption. All the wait and paperwork will be SO WORTH IT in the end.

L^2 said...

So sad TT is coming to an end... I've enjoyed visiting your lists.
All the best to you with the adoption.

Rose said...

I know the wait has been a long one for you both. I hope to read some good news from you soon.

Retta said...

I hope that Thursday Thirteen doesn't go away. I contacted Leanne and I'm determined to rescue the thirteen if I can!

Red said...

I was thinking of adopting, as pregnancy scares me! Great 13!

Marcia said...

I hope you have your child sooner than you expect. Giving a child a home is an awesome thing. I admire y'all for that.

GreenEyedGirl said...

Great list. Sounds like a lot of work! Hang in there!

Jane said...

Didn't realize TT had come to an end. Enjoyed reading this one of yours Amy, could definitely relate to it!

Nancy said...

I would hate the waiting part. Good luck!

I agree w. your Idol post. The boys were, overall, awful. I like Beat Box guy. And, the girls were amazing. And, Lakisha? WOW! Are the executives falling over themselves to sign her or what. I was so impressed.

Sparky Duck said...

group photos?

Anni said...

Hey Amy, I hope that the adoption goes quickly for you. I'll probably contact you when I decide to start the whole process.

I'm checking out http://thedailymeme.com/ to find other memes. Hope to see you around the blogosphere.

Darla said...

Best wishes on the waiting. I hope it goes fast for you!

Sue said...

I hope the time goes by quickly. Such an exciting time!

Sad to see TT go.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Great list! I like #10. You mean you don't just get to go there and bring back a baby? I hope the process goes quicker for you. It will all be worth it in the end. But I don't have to tell you that do I :)

Mom's Secret Life said...

Sounds a lot like adopting from Ethiopia! I'll miss the TT's too...

Scone said...

Goodness, what a lot of hoops. Good luck to you.

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Gina said...

This was great! Hope all goes well for you. Thanks for visiting! :)

Lady G~ said...

WOW! Great list. I have two friends that have adopted from China. They even started helping other adopt from China too.

Hope you have a blessed Thursday!
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Osman said...

nice TT! great to read at least for the last time! ;)

Barbara H. said...

Hope it all works out for you asap!!

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Sad that this will be the last Thirteen...I will miss it. I hope to see everyone around the Internet.

I wish you the best of luck with your adoption & new little one to love.

susan said...

Such a lot of work and patience on your part! I guess at the end they know people are really committed to have gone thru so much effort! Good luck Amy and thanks for stopping by my TT - take care :)

Pen said...

I hope everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Queen of Wands said...

I'll definitely check out your adoption blog. (-:

I would love to go to China!!!

Good luck with everything!!!

((()))

G.P. said...

greetings from most recent "13'r" here.
Amy, you are so awesome to be making a new home .... You're all most welcome to visit us here in Montana :)

Phil 4:13
GP in Montana

alisonwonderland said...

this adoption is so exciting! happy thursday!

Sophisticated Writer said...

Hope everything turns well for you :-) Thanks for dropping by and I'm so sad TT has ended.

eph2810 said...

I didn't realize that there is so much involved to adopt from China. I pray that all will go well for you...

Joy Renee said...

just keep your eye on the prize!

thanx for visiting my TT 13 ways to support the troops.

hey, word on the TT hub is that it's under new ownership. it might not be ending afterall. i just found out a few minutes ago after heading there in response to a comment left on someone elses TT.

Thomma Lyn said...

Wow, how exciting! Best of luck with the adoption, and all the best to you, your hubby, and new little girl. :)

Have a great weekend, and thanks for visiting my blog!