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, April 04, 2007

Thursday 13


Thirteen Things about Amy



13 Documents we are sending to China to help

us adopt our daughter

1.Amy's birth certificate

2.Michael's birth certificate

3.marriage license

4.amy's employment verification

5.michael's employment verification

6.amy's physical exam

7.michael's physical exam

8.michael's police clearance

9. amy's police clearance

10.adoption petition

11.our financial statement

12.the HOME STUDY

13.the I 171 form
and don't forget the passport copies and group photos
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Today was a HUGE Day in the adoption process. To read Michaels view of the experience, please read the Christopher Family Blog!


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47 comments:

Karen said...

Yea! for being able to get all of that together, verified, documented, sealed, etc...

JennyMcB said...

What, no letter from the vetrinarian?

Seriously, that's a lot of work for you, especially making sure that they are the right ones.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Gosh, seems like a lot. But, I guess it's good to know that they are doing such a good job checking out who they let adopt.

Best of luck!

gabriella hewitt said...

Good luck on all this. I know it probably seems like a long drawn out process that will never end, but the end is getting closer. Friends of mine finally brought the two-year old Russian girl they adopted home to Canada. They are thrilled. I'll be waiting to hear your good news too.

Danielle said...

sorry for double linking.
a lot of work. Reminds me of our work with INS still going on.
Happy TT

Jane said...

it's amazing how many documents there are, you could probably do another list of "13 more documents.." !!

Jamie said...

After all that paperwork, I hope your baby comes home soon.

Meg - Bad Homeschool Mom said...

BIG DAY!!! Good luck!! All the work is going to be so rewarded! Best wishes!

Ciar Cullen said...

Oh, wow, remarkable. I am full of admiration for you and wish you the best.

Colleen Gleason said...

Wow...you must be really organized. Good for you and good luck.

Michael - Lover of Amy said...

Actually, no letter from the vet, but for the home study we did have to have copies of rabies vaccines and such. :)

jeter harris said...

dis comment iz frum mi mom (i'm just a cat ... an don't unnerstand!)

Good luck to you! I'll be looking forward to reading about your adoption very soon. There are a number of children in my school who have been adopted from Russia. They are so fortunate to be living with wonderful families.
Wishing you both the very best... R

Lulu said...

So exciting! My next door neighbors adopted a little girl from China two years ago. What a joy she is! Best of luck!

Amy said...

Most exciting T13 yet! Just one step closer to becoming parents!!!

TeaMouse said...

A lot of hoops to jump through and I's to dod and t's to cross, but in the end it will be so worth it!

NAncy said...

WOW! You must have a huge file about this. Glad you are organized!

Kristi said...

Good luck, Amy!!!

Sparky Duck said...

wow tons of stuff. Good luck is right

gail said...

Exciting! Lots of work you guys have been doing.
Gave you a little something on my blog, check it out!

Akelamalu said...

Well I hope 13 is lucky for you. :)

Julee said...

Oh, I have a dear friend that is adopting from China! She's waiting for her referral any day now. It's been a long journey and I can't wait to meet that little baby girl!

Tink said...

Wow, quite a lot! They are very thorough.. It will be worth it in the end, I guess. Hang in there!
My TT is about oracle decks I own.

It's Me, Maven... said...

Talk about red tape! I suspect that if/when I go that route (tho adopting from India), it would be pretty much the same thing.

Sending out good vibes to you and your family for your pending new addition:)

samulli said...

All the best for the adoption! I hope everything goes according to plan (I suppose there is a plan, right?).
;o)

Geekwif said...

Wow, that's amazing. It always floors me to see just how complicated the adoption process is.

Jen said...

Good luck & best wishes with the adoption process!!! =)

Thanks for visiting my TT!

The code I have in my page for the TT in the scroll box looks like this:

div style="height:250px; text-align:left; overflow:auto; font-size:10px; line-height:12px;"

Put the little arrow (<) in front of and behind (>) all of that text - and then place it in front of your java script for the TT blogroll. That should do it!

The Meowers from Missouri said...

glad that you have progressed thus far in your quest. i'm having a problem just rounding up my birth cert, 1st marriage license, divorce decree, and 2nd marriage license just so i can get my dadgum driver's license!!!

bless you all--meower mom

Indiana Amy said...

You are serious busy bees!

FRIGGA said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Mitchypoo said...

How exciting for you! And time consuming...holy moly!

My TT is up, come by if you get a chance.

Myrna said...

I have several friends who have adopted--some international, some closer to home. I have enjoyed being able to share in the excitement of their good news after they had to jump through all the hoops and endure the anxious waiting time. How great it will be when your child comes to live with you!

Babystepper said...

Now, that's a lot of paperwork! Hope it all gets there and does what it's supposed to for you.

Cory said...

WOW! That's a lot of stuff.

HighlandAmy said...

Sheesh, that's a lot of stuff!

I come-by and read your blog every now and again and I just want to let you know that I wish you and your family the best of luck with the adoption.

Geggie said...

Thanks for visiting my TT. Great job on getting everything together.

Michelle said...

I can't even imagine all the paperwork that goes into something like that! Keeping my fingers crossed for you guys!

Denise Patrick said...

It seems like a lot of paperwork, but I guess it's to make sure you're really serious. After all, who else would go through all of that?

Skittles said...

WOW! You have been busy getting all that paperwork together.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Boltbabe said...

That is extensive list! What I am wondering is if you can bring an extra girl back for me. lol! THe hubby and I just went to dinner and there was a mom with a little chinese girl and I said to my husband, "You are getting me one those, right?" lol! Good luck to you!

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Your list represents some large hoops I know you both are having to jump through. It will be worth it.

Thanks for visiting my TT....I had it up soooooo late.:)

Jen said...

Best of luck to you as you go through this process. It is truly unbelievable how many hoops you have to jump through to make it happen.

Sunny said...

I love the idea of adoption. I hope some day DH and I will be able to adopt kids.

thanks for your comment on my blog

Lady G~ said...

Will be praying for you and your family. I know it's not easy to go through all the adoption process.

I have friends that have adopted from China, Russia and Ukraine. It took my friends that adopted from the Ukraine over 1 1/2 to get it all straightened out. Lots of red tape.

Praying all goes well.

Barbara said...

I do believe you are excited! But, do you get to check them out that fully, too? :)

Thanks for visiting my blog.

alisonwonderland said...

it sounds like it's getting closer ... so exciting!

Joy Renee said...

are you getting as close as it sounds? is it more like weeks than months now? I am waiting with bated breath to see get your dream. one of the most noble there is: Mommyhood.

my TT this week was 13 things I have neglected to an embarrassing extent since word of the limpending library closure came four months ago. the doors were locked last night until funding can be scrounged. my mission over the next weeks is to grope toward balance in my life again.

Shash said...

Thanks for stopping by my TT. My parents just returned from a missions trip to China. They loved it.

My dad started his own blog about it, you can visit

www.behavenpapa.blogspot.com