Monthly Archives: August 2013

Putting the Pieces Together

We don’t have much new information on Baby E. We have filed for his US Visa and the process has started. However, that process can take 3-6 months, and so we wait. 

Waiting can be very difficult in the adoption process, especially at this stage. Their isn’t much we can do. No paperwork to be done, no check ins with our facilitators to see if everything is done and ready. We just wait, and feel like Christmas morning when the surprise email comes of a new picture of our little guy. We have been blessed by others traveling to take care packages to our little one and know that he is being loved while we wait to hold him. But during this wait, things happen. Requirements change and plans have to be made.

One of the reasons we originally chose the DRC to adopt from was that only one parent had to travel. That is not the case now. Cases are also being looked at more closely, which is a good thing to avoid fraud and corruption. However, these changes have increased our fees and expenses. We are having an investigation conducted to make sure the visa investigation goes smooth and there aren’t any delays or set backs. And we have made arrangements for Hudson since we will both be traveling. I am extremely grateful to our friends who so loving said they would love to have Hudson stay with them and we know he will be well loved (honestly he will be spoiled) and taken care of while we are gone. 

To help cover these added and unexpected we are doing a puzzle fundraiser. We started this awhile ago and got busy with the auction, Hudson’s birthday, and summer. Here’s how it works:

  • Very every $10 you donate we will write your name on the back of a puzzle piece
  • The puzzle will be in a double side glass frame so we can show Baby E all the names of those who helped bring him home to his forever family.
  • As donations come in we will piece the puzzle together to reveal it and Baby E’s nursery
  • Simple as that! to donate you can make a donation to our paypal account ( or we can meet up (and I can share a picture of Baby E)

Help us get our little one home and create a treasured piece of art for his room!