Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year & A New Daughter!!



We have a referral! We have a referral!! She is 18 months old. She is beautiful. Precious. I can't wait to meet her! I can't wait to squeeze her! The boys are excited. Mark and I are busy telling family. I'm busy planning a girlie bedroom in my head...since up to this point all I've been doing to 'nest' is clean out every closet in the house that I possibly can.

We can only post a part of her pic at this point. So, here are her beautiful eyes! After our court date when she legally becomes a Fritchman, we will be able to post all the pics we want!!

Here is the rest of our process from this point:

1. Wait on a court date in Ghana. A POA will appear for us and she will legally become ours on this date. The general timeline for this is around 3 months or so.
2. File our I-600 here in the US in Texas. This is a form with the Dept. of Homeland Security that allows us to bring her into the US. This has been taking people generally about a month for approval.
3. She already has her passport!! So we will apply for a Visa - generally takes about 3 weeks or so.
4. Go to GHANA to bring her home!!!!

Her birthday is mid-May so our prayer is that we will have her home (or be with her in Ghana) on her 2nd birthday!!) Pray with us!

We plan to have a concert soon....look for details to come!!

She's 'Ghana' come home!!!
Can.Not.Wait.
Amy - mother of 3!!!!

15 comments:

  1. Congrats Amy! I am so happy for you and your family!!! What a blessed little girl this is!! Must have been a wonderful holiday season for you guys! Hope everyone is doing great- I'm sure you all are!

    Leah Shea

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  2. Wow! So excited for you. Her eyes have a world of story in them. And think of the God of stories who has prepared her just for your family.

    I had no idea you had a blog. I'm thrilled beyond words to have this way to keep up with your journey other than FB. This is Lisa H. from Macon; my blog name is Elle. Love to you & yours.

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  3. Congratulations! What a great start to the year.

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  4. that is such amazing news!!! God is so good. So excited for y'all, lora

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  5. I am SO EXCITED for you!!!! AMAZING...this little girl has no idea what a wonderful household in which she will grow up. I cannot wait to hear the next post...love you guys!!! Mandy

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  6. YIPPEE!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  7. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I am so pumped! Its so soon! Yay for answered prayers:) We miss y'all and we're praying for your wonderful growing family.
    Love! Bekah

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  8. Amy - I am so thrilled for you all - what an incredible blessing. Her eyes are absolutely beautfiul. I have loved keeping up with your journey and will continue to. We have been so blessed by adoption and love being part of other adoption journeys!! Gaby Brucker

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  9. Neat blog spot, Amy! Congrats, again! Ashley!

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  10. Amy, I am so thrilled for you!! What wonderful news. Hopefully we can travel at the same time?? Here's to the waiting for court!

    Laura

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  11. GOD IS AMAZING! What a heart warming, mind spinning way to start 2010. I, too, hope that you are together for birthday number 2. I am so happy for you and will follow with great joy as the Lord continues to work in your family's life.

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  12. I am so excited for you!! We'll pray she's home before May!!! Charmaine

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  13. Yea!!! I am so happy for you and think this is a fabulous way to start the new year! You will never forget it!

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  14. Woo-hoo! Happy New Year to you!! Her eyes are very cute :-) Can't wait to see what God will continue to do in your family.

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  15. That is GREAT news! I have been thinking about you guys since I saw you in Target last week!!! Cannot wait to meet her!!

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