Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Have Date Will Travel !

First let me say that we have become a bit spoiled.....a few weeks ago we got so much good news at once, MUCH sooner that we had ever expected. Then we went a few days without any news and it was almost disappointing. But today we got more wonderful news.

Cynthia received an e-mail saying that the facilitator would like for us "to begin bonding" on March 24th, meaning we would either fly out of Atlanta on March 20th or 21st depending on the flights, arrive in Almaty on March 23rd and fly up to Karaganda later that evening. Our court date is approximately April 14th and we would return to the US around April 16th. They also warned that these dates could still change.... PLEASE cover us in your prayers that all goes as scheduled with NO complications.

We were also told in the letter that we should be having our pre-travel conference call next week. That being said, there is LOTS for us to do to prepare for this ! 


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Here's The Latest News !

We just wanted to bring everyone up to date. Today Cynthia was advised by our agency to make this blog private. We really don't want to exclude anyone that wants to visit. If you happen to know of anyone that we have mistakenly not invited, please ask them to shoot us an e-mail and we will add them.

Here is what has been happening since our last post. Last week we got our travel packet in the mail. This packet has a humongous list of items that we need to purchase for the trip. It also has information and photos on who we will be meeting and working with while we are in Kaz. Cynthia has been on a buying spree purchasing baby clothes. This is something that she really enjoys ! Of course there will probably be plenty of outfits that won't fit our child but we will be donating them to the baby house.  The last couple of days, we have been getting together documents that need to be updated and getting our VISA applications ready to send off. 

Stay tuned more news will be coming soon !

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Today Cynthia and I received an e-mail message from our agency.  The letter started by saying that our dossier is officially at the MOE (Ministry Of Education). They also said that they are sending us a travel packet with information as to what to bring etc. We will be having a pre- travel conference call the first week of March. We are also beginning the paperwork for our VISA.

Tomorrow, Cynthia and I are having lunch with a lady that adopted from Kaz about a year ago and used the same agency. I am really excited about this because I think this will answer alot of questions plus we will get to hear of her experiences while in Kaz.

I would like to ask that anyone reading this blog to remember Becki and Greg Stone in their prayers. They need a miracle regarding the status of their adoption. They have come too far on this journey for it to end here. Please pray over them and this situation.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Yay!! We Have a Date!!

I am sooo excited that I have no clue what to put. After a little while I thought this would have never happened. Now that I know it is I can't help but to think..."Oh my goodness it is finally happening."

To be continued..


How Does March Sound to Everyone?

As I write this post, I am not sure that I have actually comprehended it all yet. My last post talked of stages 1 through 3. Forget the stages. I was shocked.....absolutely shocked today to get an email from our agency. They are estimating our possible travel date to Karaganda as being March 20 with arrival on March 23rd. That is in NEXT month. I am not ready for that yet. I thought that I had months to plan. I guess God had other plans.

More to come.......I have to go pack. We leave next month.