Our Adoption Journey

Location: Kokomo, Indiana, United States

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Our adoption journey begins!

This past week we have been running around getting all of the paperwork started for the adoption process. Some of the things we have had to do are as follows: get passports, schedule a thorough medical exam, get a police report to prove we aren't nasty criminals, schedule a home study to demonstrate we are good candidates for adoption, fill out and submit an application to adopt a child from outside the country, and take pictures of ourselves to include in our dossier (the package of documents that gets submitted to China.
We anticipate submitting everything within the next three months. Hopefully that will translate into a referral from China around March of 2007. After that we would wait 6-8 weeks to travel to China. We will stay there (and fly all over China) for 2 weeks, and then we will return home to begin our new lives together. We will most likely be able to visit NY soon after we bring the girls (we are requesting twins) home.

We will keep you posted as to our progress. Keep us in prayer as this is a stressful process.

Gary and Alisha