Monday, August 3, 2009

She's ours!

Well, it's not official yet but T's file now resides in our file at AAI, safe from the inquiries of other potential adoptive parents! No one else can have her. Our home study has been approved by AAI and tonight Blaine and I are going to go where no man (or woman) has gone before - that we know of. We are going to complete our dossier in one night! That's the goal. Remember that my husband is on steroids so he is pretty invincible at this point!

We are praising the Lord and rejoicing in the blessing that T can no longer be considered by another family but in order to accept her referral and put her on hold, we must get our dossier in to them. And we must be at that point in order to let her know she has a family and right now, this is the main thing we want her to know. Remember her best friend, L is leaving for the US in just a few short weeks and we want T to have hope when she leaves.

Ok, back down to earth. Blaine's neurologist has ordered him to increase his steroids back to the astronomical number of 1000mgs a day for 5 days. He wants to "knock this out of the park" and it's better for him to go on this extremely high dose for a few days than stay on a high dose for an extended period of time. So pray that this does it for good so he can begin to reduce this wonderful and horrible medication.

Gotta get to work now...LOTS to do!!

Thank you for your prayers on our new daughters' behalf. We're getting there!!


*Update* It's 11:00 pm and IT IS FINISHED!!! Tomorrow we go and notarize everything and off it goes!! Woooooohoooooooooo!


  1. Wow! Super-Couple!!!!! Praise God what great news!
    Sure praying for Blaine and the super high doses, kinds scary!

  2. Awesome Laura!!! I am so happy for you guys and for T. Get that welcome bag together now and then you can send it with Merrily when she travels in the next week or so. I am sure she will bring it with her even though your dossier won't get there yet. So cool!

  3. WOW that is an accomplishment!!! CONGRATS!!!

  4. Okay- in one night you finished? You guys are amazing!!! Beautiful family by the way! So excited for you!

  5. I am so excited and happy for you guys. What a huge blessing. HAve fun at the cabin.

  6. Laura - I did the same thing - completed our entire dossier in ONE night. AAI will have it in hand by Tuesday!!!!

    Blessings and so excited for you!