Welcome to our Life..it's a crazy busy one, but that's just us! We have 7 kids, 3 daughter-in-laws, 1 son-in-law and 5 Grandbuttons!!! WITH #6 & & 7 ON THEIR WAY!!!! We came home on July 15, 2010 with our Princess Franceska Danielle, we hope you enjoy our life because we sure do!! God has just BLESSED beyond what we could have ever imagined!!


Wednesday, March 4, 2009


All families logged in with the CCAA through March 6, 2006 will see their babies for the first time this week. Our agency did not receive any referrals this month because they had no families with login dates between March 2 and March 6. As of today, there are only 9 login dates, and 45 calendar days to go for Great Wall clients before we receive our referral!

Frank and I have begun the process of updating our home study, I600 (immigration paperwork), and fingerprints for the 3rd time. This process is very time consuming and costly.

If all goes as expected, we will receive our referral before the end of this year. By that time, we will officially have been waiting to see our babygirl for three and a half years. Please keep our family in your prayers as we near the end of this very long but rewarding journey.


OH MY #6 said...


3 1/2 years? I hope things speed up and you will get there sooner than expected!

Have a good day my faithful friend.


sara said...


Waiting with you for Franceska!!!! Yay - book news!!!!! How exciting, I can't wait to read it!!


Polar Bear said...

We're redoing our paperwork too. I still can't believe we have to have our fingerprints done ~ again. FBI clearence, medicals, and bank info ok I can understand that. They're checking to see that we haven't broken any laws, are still breathing, and haven't gone broke. As far as I know, though, my fingerprints haven't changed in the last 15 months!! Grrrrrr...

I hope you are right that we'll see referrals by the end of the year. If this snails pace keeps up I'm skeptical.

Whew! Don't mean to be a downer comment. Can you tell I'm a tad frustrated?

Margaret M said...

I am still hoping for a speed up. Bless you and your patience. Amazing!

Tyrone & Bailey said...

i can't wait for this to happen for you!! franceska is one lucky little lady that y'all are her family.

love you

Rebeccalynn_dj said...

I am so excited for you! Seeing the end of the line for you is bringing tears to my eyes.

kris said...

Amazing that you have endured this wait for so long, but I KNOW how worth the wait it will be- I cannot wait to see the precious face of your Franceska when that day comes.

Thank you for your comment on my post. If anything I ever write means even a little to anyone, it's worth being candid and getting it out there. :O)

3D said...

We are getting there...just seems to be taking FOREVER!

Keep smilin!

redmaryjanes said...

Woo hoo girl! You are getting there. We have to be re-fingerprinted for the 3rd time too. Thanks for posting my shower!

Ohilda said...


I will absolutely keep your family in my prayers. My sister has an LID of 9/12/06 and I don't know how she's managed to hold up as well as she has. I'm dying to see my niece. :) And now, of course, your beautiful Franceska, who's name by the way, I absolutely LOVE!!

Sending you hugs and prayers,


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YEA.. you are sooo close.. Can't wait till we are single digits..
Right now we are in the 400 range....

Cheffie-Mom said...

I know you can't wait! Blessings to you and your family.

Christie said...

Inching and inching and inching, aren't we, my friend?!?

Let's skip to the part where we're trading travel stories!


Big hug


Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

9 more LID to go. I know this could take what feels like an eternity but seriously.. 9 more LIDs! How awesome is that!

Sorry about round three of the dreaded paperwork.

When I read what everyone is going through, I'm so thankful God lead us to adopt SN and to do it a looong time ago. With everything that has happened since coming home from China (job losses etc) I don't think we would have continued our adoption pursuit and we would have never had the opportunity to have been blessed by God with Maddy. :0)

RamblingMother said...

Hoping it is sooner than later!!

Lesa said...

Kristy, surely it will be sooner than that. Now I'm really bummed! If that is right it will be more like 4 years for us or so...)

Lynn said...

Wow! We just mailed in our 3rd I-600a. We updated our fingerprints in December and spent most of February having physicals and updating our home study.

Funny thing is last year when we were working on our domestic adoption even though we had been fingerprinted twice... we had to be fingerprinted again under a different system! So all in all we have been fingerprinted 4 times in 3 years!

I hope you are correct in thinking you will be referred before the end of the year, because I am starting to think that we won't be referred until then!


Kayce said...

We are getting ready to update our paperwork for the 3rd time as well, I am so not looking forward to doing it! Yes, we are inching closer.

Jewels of My Heart said...

That is so amazing.... you have come so far.
God's Speed

sasha said...

She will be with you in God's perfect timing...I'll ask if he could hurry it up a bit though. :)

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh Kristy...I cannot WAIT to see the daughter our God in Heaven has chosen for you sweet friend;)

Debz said...

Hopefully things will speed up.
Saying a prayer for you.