Saturday, October 30, 2010

Getting Giddy!

Tonight I thought I would check into my Yahoo account and see if I had gained access to our agencies List serve (an optional Yahoo group for families to join and discuss things during the waiting time. There is also an UNofficial waiting list that is generated. Just since we have been on the waiting list there have been several referrals. I am waiting to see what the agency says our new number is officially when they call with the update in a few weeks.

Needless to say I am a bit giddy seeing the progress, or maybe it is the shivers because the weather is getting cold, then again it could be the caffeine, but I am pretty sure it is excitement that is making my fingers type about 900 wpm!

Though this is good news, we are prepared for the possible 12-18 months of waiting. God will bring us to the child who is meant to be a Rogers.

Loving falling in love with a child we have not yet met.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The T-shirts came in and went out.

If you ordered a T-shirt it is on its way to you. Thank you to all who have supported us and purchased a shirt. If you get a chance, send us a picture of you wearing it.

There are still shirts available. Let me know if you would like one.

Adult sizes- S,M,L,XL, and 2XL ~$20
Kids sizes-2-4, 6-8, 10-12, $12.50

Thursday, October 21, 2010

We are on the waitinglist!!!!!!!!

Today our caseworker called and said that she received our revised papers, and that we are now on the waiting list!!!!!! We are so excited.

On the siblings list we are number 52

On the boy list we are number 69

There is not a specific breakdown on each list for the age parameters. It includes families waiting for children of all ages. God knows just when this will all happen and who are child(ren) are. It will be an exciting surprise to find receive a referral. Our kiddo might be a baby, a toddler, or a preschooler!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Say a prayer, cross our fingers.

The dossier corrections are complete and the revised documents were dropped off at FedEx this afternoon. I hope they get there just as fast as they did last week. We can't wait to get our waiting list numbers.

I've been tracking the T-shirt order it should be arriving tomorrow. Can't wait to see that FedEx truck in front of the house! I will send them out right away. I ordered extras, you can still get one if you haven't already!

Monday, October 18, 2010

An Invitation, Revisions, and Peace

More fingerprints? Yes. We received the official invitation and appointment for biometrics fingerprinting for the completion of our USCIS approval. Our appointment is in Denver on November 8th.

I spoke with our caseworker this morning and she is not sure why we weren't contacted on Friday, but our dossier does need a few easy revisions and then we will be able to say it is really done. I can't wait to say that!

God has blessed my heart with such an enormous amount of peace about all of this. I know that my doubting self will not remain this calm as we wait, and wait; but at this time I have such peace. Trusting in His beautiful plan and continuing to dream about the beautiful children that will be joining our family. Our child, or children, will be here exactly when they are supposed to be here.

Now, if God would just tell us when that is... that would be awesome. But then we would miss out on all He has to teach us during this time.

Friday, October 15, 2010


Today was supposed to be the day that we'd hear from AGCI about our dossier review; and hopefully get a number on the waiting lists. I tried to be patient all day and not call for an update. Then David came home and we went to Toy Story 3 at the dollar theater. I was certain that we would have a voice message or an email when we got home. Nothing. Now we have to wait all weekend to hear the news.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Something to watch while we wait.

Warning: This video might make you cry.
Watching it brought out so many emotions.

Looking forward to the day we meet who God is placing in our family and praying for their hearts.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

FedEx is fast!

At 5:23 last night we had handed FedEx had our completed dossier, said a prayer, and asked them to deliver it to our international agency, AGCI, in Portland, Oregon. This morning, before I could even post about yesterday's events, our case worker called and said she already has it! Less than 18 hours after handing over to FedEx. Tomorrow it will be reviewed and we should be on the waiting list!

This week has been a...
and it's only Wednesday! I was feeling the pressure and more than a little stressed about getting all of the dossier completed and submitted.

God is good and active.

We're thankful for His everyday miracles revealed throughout this process.

Sorting.Stacking.Praying....and Teary eyed

So much has gone into this.
Now we wait for the greatest gift imaginable.

So many emotions

the glorious finished product

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Praise God For Kind People

First of all I'd like to thank all of you who were praying for us today, and everyday.

Second of all I'd like to send out a big thank you to WIECHMANN BOYCE & ASSOCIATES, LLP Certified Public Accountants

After being frustrated with about 15 CPA offices that didn't want to help me because I was not an already existing client, let alone hear what I had to say, I knew this wasn't looking good. My sister in law said a prayer and googled CPA firms in Colorado Springs and asked if I had tried WIECHMANN BOYCE & ASSOCIATES. With little faith or expectation I dialed the number and was surprised to find the receptionist to be very helpful. She then connected me with one of the CPA's and he didn't hang up.

Sometimes I take it for granted when I am treated like a real person, well I certainly wasn't taking that for granted today. I have nothing but good things to say about WIECHMANN BOYCE & ASSOCIATES, LLP Certified Public Accountants and highly recommend you use them for any accounting services you might need.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dossier Update

Columbus Day 2010 - Best One Yet!

We drove up to Colorado Secretary of State Office in Denver to have the Power of Attorney form authenticated, or obtain an apostille

I have to admit that we had not been working as diligently on the dossier as we could have and should have been. Diligence is the word of the week! Throughout the process there have been a few communication glitches, fortunately nothing too big. This week we discovered that as our dossier was the only thing keeping us from the waiting list.

Since that big news we've been busting our tails completing and chasing the final documents. I am pleased to announce that we have one paper left (my employment verification). We are praying that tomorrow we will get this one knocked out and everything will almost be in the mail.

Please pray that we can complete the dossier and get it in the mail Wednesday. We want to get on the waiting list!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Kids' T-shirts now available!

You already know about the t-shirts that are on the way.
(And special thanks to all of you who already ordered one!)

But what you don't know is that we are getting kids' shirts as well!

Kids' Sizes Available Are:
2-4, 6-8, 10-12, 14-16

$12.50 each

(To see the original post about the shirts please click the link on the left.)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

What will we do this weekend?

The last two weeks we have gone up to Denver for our International Adoption Class. I will miss seeing the other couples this week; but am looking forward to some rest and time to work on what still remains for the dossier.

In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice,
in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
Psalm 5:3

Today I woke up feeling alive, blessed, and at peace with God's plan. The waiting is not easy but He has the perfect plan and we will enjoy this time too.