3.20.2009

Adoption Update

I hired an attorney to help me with the adoption. I was interviewed several times by the local social workers who will be handling the case. They came by the house to do a child and home study report. Consent papers were signed, and when I left the Philippines, my attorney was ready to file the petition for adoption. He told me, it's going to take 6 to 12 months for the final hearing.

I need to get a home study report done here in the US and I was given a number to call in Seattle, so as soon as I get that done, I need to send the report to my lawyer and the Social Worker who's handling my case.

So far, it's looking good!

Once she is legally ours and we have the birth certificate to prove it, we can file the necessary paper work for her visa so we can bring her to the US.

In the meantime, DH and I continue to provide for her financially and we talk to her on the phone at least once a week.

Please continue to pray for her, for the adoption process, and that our hearts and home will be ready for her.

Here are some photos of her to enjoy!

at the beach...
girlie tent & a new doll...
say cheese..!
my new bike...
mommy and me...

7 Had Something To Say:

Robin said...

Thanks for the update cause I was curious...and thanks for sharing the pictures...she's beautiful!

Fonda said...

My goodness how she has grown! I love the pictures of her beautiful smile. Please keep us updated on the progress. Love you!

Tom Ramberg said...

Hi August!

What a gwapa little girl! My wife and I are in our mid-forties and plan to adopt a little girl when we return home to the Philippines later this year. I saw your link on Bob's site so I checked it out. I am working on a blog also. I would like to invite you to take a look when you have a chance. It will be philkano.com once the domain is set.

Miss August said...

Hi Tom. Thanks for stopping by and I definitely will visit your blog.

I just recently discovered Bob's site and it has great info and insights by Expats living their now.

Thanks again.

Natalie said...

Hi Auntie A.! - Wow! What a beautiful little girl! What is her name? I can't wait to hear more.

klham said...

She is so precious! You can tell by the smile on her face that she loves her mommy! I hope everything works out for you guys.

Anonymous said...

Wow she's absolutely adorable.
We're considering adopting or becoming legal guardians of our 10 year old niece (who's been living with us for ust over a year now)who suffers from bouts of severe psoriasis and her parents don't have the means to properly take care of her.
Ciao
Dave
aka captainron on LIP forum