Sunday, June 13, 2010

Jai Ho

We are going to an Indian Wedding in July! So we decided to see what fit Liv. Well that led into many outfit changes, and even a dance party. Here is Liv rocking out her Bollywood moves!!!!

video

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The timeline

A few days ago I got an email from our agency. here is the timeline they sent:

For now, the general timeframe for Toluca appears to be:
1) Submission and translation of dossier in Mexico (2-4 weeks)-submitted to Foreign Relations
2) Submission of dossier to Central DIF office for processing and sent to State DIF (1-2 months)
3) State DIF office receipt of dossier to approval and referral(4-6 months)
4) Referral to travel and completion of adoption (2-4 months)
Overall time from submission of dossier to completion of adoption projected to be about 12 months


So this puts us at about a year till we bring a child home. I would expect a referral of a child around Christmas, and expect us to travel for pick up, sometime around next May.

Now if I could just get my hands on this last document Hopefully we can start at #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Guatemala

Like many adoptive moms, when I left Guatemala with Olivia, I left a little piece of my heart behind. The piece of my heart that embraced such an ancient culture. The piece of my heart that fell in love with a beautiful country. The piece of my heart that could not believe such poverty exists. The piece of my heart that will be eternally grateful to Liv's Birth Mother. The piece of my heart that aches for Liv's biological brother and sisters. That piece of my heart has been so heavy this week.
I just can't comprehend the devastation, and I find myself stuck to the computer for any bit of information. Here are three websites that I have been turning too.
http://mayanfamilies.org/News.aspx
http://luvsent.wordpress.com/
http://www.heart4children.blogspot.com/

Oh how I wish I could hop the next flight to Guatemala.