Monday, January 30, 2012


I was going to call the USCIS this afternoon to check on the status of our application.  I wasn't even in a hurry to get home to check the mail. But, to my surprise it was there!  I really wasn't going to look for it until Wednesday!  This approval allows Madeline to become an official US resident as soon as her sweet little feet land on US soil!
Okay.... now it really feels like things are moving along!

Monday, January 9, 2012


I am so happy to finally say we received our LOA today!  After the issue we had with our paperwork I thought for sure we were going to wait into February!  So what does this mean?  It means Madeline should be home here with us by Easter!  However I say that with my fingers crossed!  We will now navigate the USCIS working on visas and other approvals!  But for now we will celebrate!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

We Received an Update!

I love surprises!  Today we received an update on Madeline along with a few pictures!  She weighs 21 pounds, walks with the help of her foster mom.  Like Kristen, she will eat just about whatever is offered to her.  She is described as shy and quiet but likes to smile!  She sounds perfect!