James 1:27

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the
Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let
the world corrupt you.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Adopted Prints!

My amazing and wonderfully talented friend has created a website where you can order adoption prints (note cards, announcements etc). They are amazing! The website is  


(Below is her post about it.)

 She also has another awesome website called twinkleandshine that sells adoption related shirts etc, especially for little ones. They are TOO CUTE! Check it out at


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Announcing Adopted Prints!!!

Shop for a personalized gift at Zazzle.

I am thrilled to announce the launching of our new store for adoptive families! Right now it is adoption announcements, Christmas cards, tee shirts, and note cards that celebrate Africa! They are all fully customizable so you can upload your own photos and put in all your own text and then order! They ship next day and there is even a page called "zazzle coupons" with discount codes to use on various items. We are currently adopting our third child from Ethiopia, and so I bet you can guess where all the proceeds will be going! :o)
Anyway, I am just praying that people like what they see and order some fun things for gifts or for themselves! I am planning on adding more countries soon and of course am always open to doing personal designs. Anyway, go check it out by clicking on the link above under the banner.

So excited!!!!


Home Study

Our home study went perfectly! Our social worker was so sweet and it was a lot easier than we thought it would be. We basically went through our application the whole time and then she just did a quick walk through of the house. She told us that we "passed" on her end!! The next step is waiting for all the FBI background check stuff to come in. We were told this could take up to 4 months, but also could be quicker. Once that is in, we send everything to our government for approval. Once they receive our application, they have 90 days to accept or reject it, but Jamie (social worker) said they usually respond much quicker. We know the timing of this whole thing is completely out of our control, and we have no clue what the future holds; but we know we serve a good God and it is all in His hands and His perfect timing!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Home study

Wanted to let you all know our home study is on Saturday. If you don't know what a home study is, it is where the social worker comes to our house for a few hours and basically goes over the 30 page application we filled out. Our being able to adopt is contigent on "passing" our home study! After the first visit, there is still a ways to go in the process (could be a couple months). She has to approve us, write up a report, get all our background checks etc back,  then send it to the government, and they have to approve us. Please pray with us that the home study goes great and smooth from here on out! :)