December 19, 2011


I have many updates and they are all AWESOME!!!

I received an email from Karen (LSS social worker) via email on November 30th and all the clearance letters have came back.  Yeah!!  Since we had so many, she thought it may take awhile.

Friday, December 2nd
On the way to work today, Chris was listening to the Christmas Offerings CD by Third Day and he said he listened to the final track on the CD and that I would love it.  He was soo correct.  My new favorite song is track 13 - Merry Christmas.  If you have never heard it - here it is.

Merry Christmas by Third Day

This Christmas (and every day until she is home) I am praying for her and all who care for her until she comes home.

It's Christmas time again but you're not home
Your family is here and yet you're somewhere else alone
And so tonight I pray that God will come and hold you in his arms
And tell you from my heart I wish you Merry Christmas

Saturday December 3rd
Karen came over for our final home study visit.  Christopher and Joshua were great (as usual) and I think we may be able to pass as parents.  I loved showing her the bedroom upstairs where our new little girl would be living when she comes home.

Wednesday December 14th
We received the draft of our homestudy.  Karen is on vacation until the first of the year - so we will get back with her then with comments/questions that she had.  We also received an email from Thoa (the Holt Thailand coordinator) today asking for a status of our homestudy.

Friday December 16th
I spoke to Thoa about the current status of our homestudy.  We expect to be able to turn our dossier in some time in January.  We are still waiting for certified copies of birth certificates, reference letters and official letter from our bank.  Once we receive the final homestudy and these documents - we can submit our dossier to Thailand and get on the waiting list for a referral for our baby girl.

These next 1-2 years will be so difficult waiting for our baby girl, but your family is here waiting for our little princess.

We will be there for you soon baby girl!!!!


Katie said...

How exciting! I hope the rest of the dossier process goes quickly for you. :)

Catiejoyce said...

Praying for you as you are on your journey! I just found your blog. I can't wait to see how your adoption story unfolds!!! I will add you to my blog list!! So glad to meet another Holt Mom!

from the blog Love Letters to Layla

Stacy said...

Hi Lisa, our family is currently finishing our dossier paperwork for a waiting child in Thailand and I was wondering if your Letter Of Intent was longer than a page long? We are praying to be DTT sometime in January. Blessings! Stacy

Amanda said...

that's so exciting things are coming together for you.

Katie said...

Is your homestudy done now? I hope there's been more progress. :)