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Indiana, United States
I'm a mother of five of my own children, very blessed adoptive mommy to one, step mother to three! Married to a wonderful man who forgives ALOT! Grammy to 6!I also have the best "kids in law" that I could have! I am blessed to be able to baby sit for our grandchildren a few days a week. I am blessed to be able to NOW stay home full time to take care of our home, children, and grandchildren!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What a crisp fall day....election day...it is in central Indiana! Roger asked me to get up and vote first thing this morning with him. I kind of wanted to stay in my nice warm bed and vote later but when my husband WANTS my company, it isn't something I want to say NO to! It's so nice to be loved...

Anyway, yesterday I was fingerprinted by the police for the beginning of our home study for our adoption of a little girl from Lesotho, Africa! Thursday is our first meeting for our home study! It's actually happening! Amazing, don't you think????
Roger, Marci, and Jennie will be fingerprinted tomorrow and then I can mail the forms to the FBI. Sounds kind of ominous...I wonder if I'll find out that I'm REALLY somebody else...I think Roger thinks I am sometimes!! :) Everyone 18 and older needs to be fingerprinted. Jennie will be that old by the time the adoption is done so I am sending hers along as well!

I'm not quite sure just how long it will take to get our little precious girl. One place I saw said once they get their paperwork til the time we go to get her will be 6 months. Another place said 6 months until the adoption agency processes it, 6 months for Lesotho to process it and then we will travel to get her. So, anyway, I guess I will just wait and see. Once we get all the paperwork turned in I'm sure we will get a better idea. I'm thinking somewhere between 6 and 18 months. I wonder if she is even born yet. I've started praying for her circumstances and her birth mother.
I've been praying for our little girl for quite some time. We are pretty sure her middle name will be Grace. It depends on how old she is whether or not we change her first name. She might have an "English" name already so who knows!

Well, lots and lots to get done today. I'm also babysitting little grandson Brody. He's soooo adorable!


  1. Beth,

    It is so exciting to hear about your adoption journey. I do hope you will continue to share. Never having gone through it I find it very interesting and rejoice with you in God's leading.

    Becky K.

  2. What lovely news Beth! My 15 year old daughter has the middle name Grace. Such a lovely name and does work well as a middle name as it flows off the tongue and combines well with lots of first names. I guess a lot of girls have Grace as a middle name! It will be exciting to read of your adoption journey. There is a blog I follow of a young mother who has recently adopted from Africa - a little girl also. I know she had to be very patient with the whole process, very much a waiting game but now she is just overcome with the joy of having a new baby daughter who has brought so many blessings into their family. Thankfully, we have a wonderful God who can supply us with strength and patience and He will be there for you every step of the way.

  3. Adoption is a scary wonderful exciting traumatic joyful roller coaster ride. It is not for the faint of heart. We brought our son home at 5.5 months old. He's 8 now.

    Best wishes.