Saturday, March 14, 2009


We got the phone call yesterday! Mark is speaking at a Youth Retreat in FL this weekend, we were car-packed and walking out the door when the phone rings. I was just about to ignore it when I glance down and realize it is AAI! Can't ignore that! It is the social worker who approves the home studies. She says some super nice things about the pic of our family and then says we are ready to go! We should have our 4 notarized copies by this week's end and then on to the next steps.
We have been working on our Dossier docs and the only thing we are in need of is our certified birth certs which I ordered a few weeks ago. Guess its time to follow up on that. I am typing this from a rustic camp on my Blackberry! HA! I'll post more news on monday when we have some! The good news is we are REFERRAL READY!!!


  1. Oh congratulations! Isn't it amazing to know that you will find out who you get to love for the rest of your life anytime now? :)

  2. Ohhhh I am so jealous but happy for you guys!!!! What a great start to the weekend! :)

  3. Awesome news! Hey, Mark Rutland taught me the war cry in Ghana ... I don't suppose that would be necessary, though, right?

  4. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm glad you appreciated it, even though I shared the negative stuff. I don't want to scare new adopting families away. :)

    Blessings to you and your family and your adoption progresses. I'll look forward to following your blog.

    mama of 13

  5. I am soooo thrilled for you !!!!
    I am even happier for the child(ren) that you will be bringing home to your awesome family. The children at Eban are so beautiful. Thanks for visiting my blog. I am waiting impatiently to hear the next news :)
    Have a wonderful day!

  6. Great news Amy! Maybe you will know soon who your little ones are too! So, when are you going to tell me this whole story?! When last I saw you, you didn't breathe a word :-)