Monday, June 30, 2008

Change of Plans!

Our original plan was to pursue international adoption but we keep hitting road blocks. The more international programs we research the more problems we face. The three factors affecting us right now are: 1) age (alot of programs require parents to be 30), 2) marriage length (some require 5 years of marriage instead of 3), and 3) health requirements (we are sometimes disqualified becaues of John's diabetes or me being on anti-depressants for my fibromyalgia). So with alot of soul searching and alot of prayer, we have decided to puruse domestic adoption for baby #1. We hope we are lucky enough to be able to adopt a second child and by that point we should be able to fulfill more countries' guidelines for international adoption. A part of me is sad but I know it is all a part of God's plan and He has our child picked out especially for us. We are filling out our preliminary application this week! Yay!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Yardsale Fundraiser!

Miller Adoption Yardsale Fundraiser!
Calvary Baptist Church
320 Old Boiling Springs Rd
Shelby, NC 28152
Saturday July 5, 2008
Items will be sold by donation!
Drinks & baked goods will also be for sale!
All proceeds will help us achieve our dream of parenthood
as we embark on our international adoption journey!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Favorites from our Adoption Photo Shoot

Here are a couple of our favorite shots from our pictures done at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens! We had to get some recent pictures done to include in our applications & dossier! Enjoy :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

We have chosen our agency!

After going over TONS of information and going back and forth, we finally made a decision to go with America World Adoption ( and are so excited! We had a great talk with the intake coordinator yesterday!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

The joys of preparing for a yard sale!

John & I hope to have a yard sale at the beginning of July to help raise funds for the adoption so while we've got a lot of free time on our hands (ha!) we've been going through our apartment looking for things for either the yardsale or to sell directly on Ok...John is going through them and I am watching :) Who knew we accomulate so much stuff in so little time? Anyways, if anyone would like to donate items to our yardsale we would greatly appreciate it!

Other than that, it is pretty quite on the adoption front. We are trying to be sure that we've got the funds to cover short term costs (application fee, I-600 fee, and homestudy fee) before submitting our application since all of the above have expiration dates and of course none of them at the same time. So we are eagerly waiting and praying to get the party officially started! We hope to call the agency tomorrow to talk about the early stages of the process and different programs so I hope we get some good news!