Our baby Angel

Monday, January 26, 2009

Long time no talk!

Well I know it's been quite awhile since I've posted. Frankly, there has not been much to post. It seems our paper work has gone back and forth between the facilitator and the Orphanage on who is going to process it. Now it is to the point where the government in Haiti is saying no on can process it until the Orphanage is liscensed! I am very disheartned about this whole thing! Our paper work has been in Haiti since the end of September and has done absolutely nothing in regards to bringing our baby home. And now it seems we will be waiting another 3-4 months before it will possibly even start to move. So what does this all mean in time frame to bring our baby home....

Well we are probably looking at 2010 now before we can bring our little angel home!

On a brighter note! He is doing a whole lot better physically. He is 10 months now and is about the size of a 3-4month old, so still very tiny. But his over health has improved greatly and he has put on a little bit of baby fat

I'm still trying to figure out how to link a website to share photos, so maybe one of these days I will get the new pics up!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

We received many pics yesterday of our little angel. You can tell how tiny he is in them, and that he has lost weight. But those beautiful brown eyes just sparkle.

We are hoping his paperwork made it to 1st legalization. For all of those that are wondering what happens over in Haiti, here is a run down of the procedures:

1st legalization 6-8 weeks
IBESR 3-5 months
Minister of Justice 2-4 weeks
Parquet 2 weeks-2 months
Moi ??
Immigration/passport 2 weeks-2 months

The time frames can change but this is an approximate timeline!

There are suppose to be some missionaries coming to the orphanage, and we been told that they will solely be caring for our baby. We are still praying though that either God will bring him home on a medical visa or that He will heal him if He wants him to stay in Haiti a little while longer.

The orphanage is also having a hard time getting the needs that they have, since one of their main sources was through Gonaives, Haiti which was flooded from the recent hurricanes. The orphanage is in need of many items; such as:

Things the orphanage needs right now:
photo printing paper
Plastic mattress covers for the cribs
Lacto free formula,
Nutramagin formula
Black Print cartridge, we use number 96 and are on our last one,
colour cartidges number 95
when we print out photos we also use a colour print cartridge that is no. 99, we are on our last one of those
baby cereal
Diapers!!! Especially newborn, size 1, and size 2, but also some bigger

Things they always need:
• Similac, Lacto-free, and Soy powder formula
• Enfamil AR formula, Pregestimil or Alimentum
• Disp. diapers, all sizes especially size newborn, 1, 2 , and 3
• Liquid Pediasure
• Infant Iron drops
• Antibiotic Cream
• Fungal Cream (clotramizole)
• Diflucan and Nystatin
• Hand sanitizer
• Disinfecting wipes (like Clorox wipes or equiv.)
• Regular bottles, no extra nipples needed (please no "special" bottles)
• Mountable oscillating fans
• Liquid antibacterial hand soap
• ELIMITE "Permethin" 5% cream
• Baby cereal/baby foods

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Life!

Our baby is not doing the best! He has just been so sick lately and it is so frustrating and dishearting to have him so many miles away. And here I am and I can't hold him, tell him I love him, and take his hurts away!
I am just praying that God will either allow him to come home on a medical visa or that He will heal him!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

So much to tell!

First let me just shout out......WE ARE OFFICIAL ....LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN! Ok now that I have that out of my system...LOL. Our dossier is in Haiti, and our countdown begins for when we can finally bring our baby home.


Second, our baby needs lots of prayer! He is not doing well right now! He was diagnosed with Pyhillis (sp?). When he was first brought into the orphanage his test was negative for this, but now it is showing up. He was tested because he is not growing/gaining weight (another prayer request). So he was tested for various things to find out why he was not growing. Well now the pyhillis test came back positive. He is on penicillin, but doesn't seem to be improving as of yet. The orphanage is very concerned about him right now! Both the orphanage and agency wants us to start looking for medical doctors that would be willingly to treat him at no cost incase he has to come here on a medical visa. If he comes here on a medical visa, he would live with us (Yay!!), but it could complicate the adoption, and he might even have to go back to Haiti for awhile after treatment (so that would not be good).

On a brighter note, I'm sending him a little something this week. I know he is still young and won't really know, but it was sure fun shopping for him :).

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Dossier Done

We just sent in our Dossier to our agency....Whew finally! Ok so maybe we have a few bumps to work out (might have to change our Power of Attorney). It seems that there might of been a few mistakes that have to be fixed, I am hoping not, but we'll see! Other then that we are good to go! Our agency is going to be translating and preparing our dossier to send to Haiti.

Our baby angel (by the way, since people are asking; angel is not his name but we are protecting our kids by not posting their names on here) has moved on his orphanage webpage - to a child with a family! YaY!!!!!

We just finished up two fundraisers in the past month and it feels like the summer just slipped by. We now are leaving to take a much needed family vacation! Off to the magical land of Disney World. Our family is in dire need of family time, and what better place then Disney World. Even Nate is looking forward to it LOL ( and he doesnt like crowds). Please keep us in prayer while we are there (as there are a few storms in the atlantic that might affect us while we are there). Also, please keep Angel in your prayers has he might be in the path of these storms as well.

When we get back, I will be starting school with peanut butter, and monkey. This is my first year homeschooling, so I'm a little nervous, but Nate and I feel this is the best route right now for our children! I will be buying the school curriculumn on Thursday, and picking up the last bit of supplies when we get back, so we will be good to go! I'm planning on using Abeka this year!

I will update more later, hopefully with more pictures of Angel and our Disney trip!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Psych eval!!!!

Whoohoo we finally received our psych eval in the mail. What does this mean, you might ask? Well, it was the last piece of paper we needed to authenicate! We will go on thursday to get everything authenicated at the Secretary of State and then off to the library for copy making. After the library I will go to the Post office with my complete dossier (big huge smile here), to mail off to LBB.

Right now, I've been getting ready for the Mops/adoption garage sale on Sat. We have probably more then 30+ families that have donated. Lots and lots of stuff. I'm planning on posting pics later (if i can remember to take them before people show up to buy! I've been almost living at church (or at least that is how it feels), for the past week. I am planning on being at church tuesday, thursday, friday, and Saturday this week for the garage sale.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Referral Time!!!!!!

I can't believe it is finally here! We received part of Angel's referral today....his history! Oh my, the Joy that is overflowing right now, is really undescribeable. We are waiting on a few more parts of his referral, and then we can officially say yes we want to adopt this precious little guy.

He is a little over 5 months right now, and weights 9lbs 13oz. He is little guy! He has been having a lot of episodes of dehydration, and some vomiting and diarrhea; but I know he is in good hands and that he is being taken care of. It is soo hard to hear about him being sick though, as a mother I just want to be there to hold him and make sure he is ok. It made me almost cry when I read it. Nate was overly emotional reading his history as well. If you are a parent, I'm sure you would know what I mean when I say "It pains us to know about him being sick."

On another note, we finally received our final homestudy today! Whoohoo!!! I can't believe we are almost to having our paperwork in Haiti.

We are just waiting on our psychological evaluation, once we receive this we will authenicate our document with the secretary of state. Next we will be mailing them off to LBB (Love beyond Borders). Were getting ready to send in our translation fee of $300, and they are going to start the translations to Creole (the language in Haiti), while we are waiting for the psych eval and authenicating.

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