Monday, April 28, 2008

I was Tagged!!!!


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Share 6 unimportant habits/quirks about yourself: see below
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Unimportant Habits/Quirks (Just 6???)

1. I check the blogsites EVERYDAY to make sure that I have not missed anything in the Adoption Community. So many family's are experiencing travel and I want to be able to congratulate them !!!

2. When eating, I do not like it when the food on my plate touches other food on my plate. I know, I know, it is all going to the same place. But what it tastes like going down makes a BIG difference.

3. I email with my sister EVERY day. Yes, I know it would be easier to pick up the phone, but it has become a habit.

4. I am a techno-geek. I run 2 computers, 1 blackberry and 3 phone systems all at the same time. I love the new gadgets that come out and have to research them all!!

5. I am a true Jersey Girl!!!! I love the beach, the techno-hip hop sounds, the boardwalk, the sausage, pepper, onion sandwiches, the high hair, and the funky slang.

6. And finally - I would say, just being married to my silly husband makes my quirky - I think his sense of humor has rubbed off on me after all the years together.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

It's another update

Another update, albeit not so good news. We received an email from our CHI office on April 18th, explaining that the Russian Government is strongly encouraging Russian families to adopt from the Russian orphanages. That being said, if a Russian family does adopt, the Russian government is giving each family a small stipend to help afford the cost of that child. As it seems, more and more Russian Families want little girls. According to our Russian CHI rep, Russian residents are waiting on line for girls, so, the issue becomes that the only girls who are open for international adoption will be the girls who are not adopted domestically, most often due to medical or behavioral reasons. So, Dennis and I ask ourselves, where is the silver lining in this news? The answer is - most Russian Families want to adopt infants (in Russia that is considered from birth to 18 months) - Dennis and I are hoping to adopt a 3 year old. With any luck, that may move us away from that long line.

Alas, the wait continues. We thank all our family and friends for your continued encouragement, prayers, and warm wishes. We hope that we will be able to update you on some better news soon.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Paper, Paper, Paper.....

Well, paper, paper, paper. I should have taken stock in paper companys before starting the adoption process. I could have kept multiple companies in business for a long time. Documents came back to Dennis and I this week, and new revisions have started. The Ministry of Education in Russia has asked for more documents. It seems as if I am the epitomy of the term "paper pusher".

Hopefully this ends soon. We are now in the 16th month (from inception) and hopefully I wont be writing this same post in month 24!

As always, we look forward to the future, and continue to spend time with the boys (It's baseball season you know... )