Friday, March 19, 2010

Passports & Homestudies

Hi all!
Just wanted to give you an update.
I talked with Karla, our social worker, yesterday.
She's hoping to have our home study report in her hands by next week.
She said to be prepared to scramble around next week
and provide the agency with the various papers they'll need.
When I asked about our timeline she said
we're still shooting for first of next year.
SO, no promises for having our baby girl here
for Christmas, BUT we can still pray for miracles. ;>

I asked what I needed to be working on in the meantime
and we decided I could go ahead and do our passports.
First thing this morning I headed over to the courthouse.
I picked up the paperwork for our passports,
but the four of us will have to go back together.

Did you know that both parents have to accompany
their minor child for them to get a passport??
That way one parent can't take the child
out of the country without the other one knowing about it.
WOW, who'd have thought it?! 
But, pretty smart none the less.

So, the Hinson four will all take a field trip next week.
The boys will be so excited to FINALLY be a part of the process. :)

Speaking of boys, Joseph is very excited about the thoughts
of traveling around Christmas.
I think he doesn't want to miss any of his first
football season at the high school
BUT, he'd never say that! ;>

Andy's in B'ham today interviewing for a part time job.
He's doing his best to bring home our baby girl. :)

Emily Margaret, you're such a lucky girl
to have such a fabulous father.
He's doing everything he can to get you home!

That's all for now.
I'm off to catch up on some housework. :)
I'll keep you posted on any breaking news!
God's blessings on your weekend,
Sarah :D


Serving the King said...

Hi Sarah! I just stumbled upon your blog from a friend of a friend of a friend's know how that goes! Anyway, just wanted to say hi, looks like we are on a very similar time frame! We also live in Alabama and are working with Lifeline for our home study(Great Wall for our agency). Just wanted to say hi! Be blessed!

Amber said...

When you take the boys to get their passports make sure they charge you the right price for them. They charged me the wrong price and we had to go back and write a different check to get Calebs.

Caitie said...

Just wanted to let you know that I am still praying for your family. I know the waiting must be very tough for you! I also love how dedicated your family is to doing your part to meet the financial obligations. God is a provider but I think he likes to see some effort on our part too! :) Family just started our initial applications on Saturday! But we are planning to do a domestic adoption so i guess our process will look a little different! I'm enjoying reading about everything yall are going through with the adoption, and kind of gaining a better understanding about how everything works!