Thursday, August 30, 2007

This is not earth shattering news, but I spoke to the nice woman Kathy at the CIS office (the one I was stalking while our papers were being collected) in Frankfurt yesterday and apparently our application is fine, they are just waiting for the results of our fingerprints.

Monday, August 27, 2007

It's the start of a new week and hopefully a letter from CIS...

I have successfully finished 64 granny squares for Munchkin's blanket! Now it's time to add a black border around all of them.

I'm staying home again today, not sure about tomorrow. I'm going to try and stay away from painkillers as this flare up is easing up. Now just have to feel normal again :)

Came across this article. What good news! As we are pending adoptive parents and know well what it's like to want so much to be parents and to be recognized as such, I can't imagine what it would be like to have to really fight for it. This whole issue of adoption and marriage is insane. In my opinion, people who are so vehemently against two responsible adults getting married and/or making a commitment to raise and care for children are basically against love...

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Adoption bracelet

For a while I have been trying to find a bracelet or pendant I can wear that somehow symbolizes our 'wait'. Pregnant women have their bodies, and since I will never have that, and I'm a visual kind of girl, I wanted something that is special for our adoption. A few weeks ago I tied a red string around my wrist (which is still in one piece and has been a great comfort :), but I thought it would be nice to have a piece that we could have as a keepsake; something tangible I can give to our child to show how much we were thinking of him or her.

Last week via-via my Etsy site, I came across a wonderful Dutch jewelry designer who lives in Germany. Her shop is called Dindi and her work is lovely. After emailing back and forth, she came up with a design incorporating a little mantra that I like and say at least a few gazillion times per day. She is mailing it tomorrow, so hopefully it will arrive by the weekend. A little positive light since I'm having an Endometriosis flare up and am popping painkillers. The good news in regard to that is the new treatment I started in May seems to be keeping these episodes at bay for at least 3 months at a time. It's been a weight off for Hans as well as myself, and for that I feel blessed! Click the image below for a closer look:

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Did I mention we are waiting?

Our application and all appropriate documents are finally together at the CIS office in Frankfurt.
Now we wait.


Sunday, August 5, 2007

Project for the wait

I bought some new yarn yesterday and have started a blanket :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

I have been stalking the CIS office for days now to see if they have received our application, fingerprints and other docs. I'm not sure if it's a good thing that the very nice (and patient) woman who answered the phone each time recognized my voice today before I was able to tell her who I was (yikes).

Anyway, they have our packet! Just waiting for them to get Hans' birth certificate and our Homestudy- I will try not to call again till friday.