Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Top Bunk is too Empty!


We have the room...... on the top bunk (well, probably the bottom and Jake will move to the top!) , and in our hearts. So, after lots of praying and waiting for the "perfect time"- ha! - we've begun the adoption process again!!!! This time for a 4 year old boy. We're pretty thrilled to be squeezing one in the middle and adding a brother to our brood. :)

One of the biggest decisions that we had to make was that we're changing agencies. We used AGCI with Grace and loved them!!! The Portland staff is great and, like everyone else, we can't say enough about Hannah's Hope and Almaz. But, we really want to bring Jake with us when we travel, and AGCI only allows for 2 people (preferrably two adults) to travel. So, it just seemed that Gladney was a better fit for our family this time around.

We submitted our application on Sunday and started putting together our paperwork for our homestudy on Sunday night. The thing about the second time around is that we already had a lot of the documents needed for the homestudy. So, after 2 days, all we have left is our FBI fingerprints, medical forms, and reference letters!!!! (oh-- and the cat needs her updated rabies vaccine!!) We're cruising right along. :)

That's the news on our end! We were told that once on the wait list, a referral for that age could be 4-5 months. We shall see!!!!!!

15 comments:

Dawn said...

VERY exciting news!! Congratulations! I can't wait to follow your journey. I've heard wonderful things about Gladney.

JonesEthiopia said...

That's wonderful news... Totally understand why you're going with Gladney this time instead of AGCI. I know the birth order thing would probably have been an issue, too. Congratulations!!

Mark and Sarah said...

Hooray for your family! What a blessing a little/big brother will be to your kids. Can't wait to follow your journey. Looking forward to seeing you at the potluck on Sunday!

Michael said...

I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you guys!!!!! I can't wait to follow your journey to your son:)

Michelle
www.mfamilyblog.blogspot.com

Jocelyn said...

YAY!!!! So excited for you!!!!

Erin said...

Oh wow! A little boy, this is so exciting. Too bad about the travel issue- I bet the AGCI wait would be about a month. So many 3-5 year old little boys waiting for families it seems. Little boys are so precious!

jody said...

yay! congratulations to you guys!!

Nicole said...

Congratulations!! We're so happy and excited for you! Praying for you and your family as you continue on this journey. Can't wait to hear about it!

Brian and Autumn said...

Super duper excited that now is "the time!" Can't wait to follow you guys through adoption #2!

The Gresham Clan said...

So, so, so excited for you guys!! Great to talk to you today - I'll call when we get back! WOOHOO for your family!!

Andrew and Amber said...

I am so excited for you! This is amazing news. Can't wait to talk more.

Karin said...

Thanks for celebrating with us Suzi. It is going to be fun to see how your second journey plays out. Very fun - I love the bunk bead shot and that empty bed as a reminder that someone is missing!

Kelly, Mom to the Putty's said...

Sooo excited every time I hear of those adopting the older kids. You will be blessed by him. congrats. And thanks for stopping in on my blog. Your family is precious.

blackwell family said...

We can't wait to meet the newest Redman!

Murphy Momma said...

Yipeee!!! I love to hear about more kids coming home! Especially the older boys (we just love them!) Praying God's blessings AGAIN through your upcoming journey

 

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