Friday, June 17, 2011

It's about time....

I'm sure that's what you are thinking. It's been awhile since I updated the blog, and really nothing was happening for so long. But that is not the case of Monday...we have been formally... adopt Rachel! We received our Letter of Acceptance. That sent us into a whirlwind of activity to get our I-800 filled out and sent to immigration! We signed our Letter of Acceptance saying, "Yes, we do want to adopt this child," and we sent it off pronto! We hope that each step from here on out goes much faster than the last one which took 76 loooooooooong days. Our agency said we could possibly travel in late September. We would love to shave that time down to the end of August or the first part of September. It could happen!

We were hoping the great start to our week would continue on throughout the week and IT DID! We asked for an update on Rachel a little over a week ago and just days later, today, we received the update. Rachel is said to be outgoing and gets along well with her peers. She likes to jump, sing, and dance. And the one thing that made us laugh out loud was, "She is a popular girl." Isn't that funny?!

Look at that gorgeous smile!
She's being serious for the camera!
She's a fun loving girl!


  1. so happy for your news and the adorable pics! have enjoyed reading your blog updates! angie

  2. YEAH!!! She looks so healthy and happy! I can't wait to see that smile in person!

  3. I love these new pics! I cannot wait to meet her, and I know you are chomping at the bit to get her home!