Our Adoption Timeline

We tweeted a few Instagram photos of us getting fingerprinted for our background checks last week…


We got them done at our local sheriff’s office and I think I must have smiled the whole time we were there.


We (all four of us) also managed to figure out how to get our Adoption Timeline set up last night…


…so if you’d like to check that out- just click on the Adoption tab in the menu bar at the top of our Home page, right here:


We’re hoping to start our home study next week, and I look forward to blogging about that whole process here as well. Oh, and hey, that reminds me- if any adoptive parents out there have any home study-related advice for us and any other “first-timers” reading this, we’d love to hear from you in the comment section below!



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  1. carla carvalho says

    Hi Guys! I have read your blog for a few years now on design and really enjoyed it, so you can imagine my surprise when your blog again popped up on my google search today for “adoption timeline china.” Congrats, and join the party! We’re waiting for our travel approval and will be heading out to China this month to pick up our daughter. Just be patient and have fun (and keep posting about your design adventures!) cheers! carla, palo alto, CA

  2. Delane says

    This is so sweet! I will be keeping posted to see how it all pans out. Good Luck!!! You will make great parents in my opinion!

  3. Nicole says

    Hi! I just wanted to say good luck a my husband and I are also in process of our first home study. I just noticed the adoption posts and read through them. We just took our CPR class this past weekend and we’re still waiting for our background checks to come back. We’re researching attorneys and we think we are going to sign with an agency here in IL. Send me a message if you’d like to compare notes on this amazing process. It’s gonna be a crazy ride right? :o) And all worth it in the end. Good Luck to you!!

  4. Andrea says

    Just wanted to say how excited I am for you. I am the mom of 3, a now married bio son and 2 beautiful daughters 10 yr old and an almost 8 yr old that came to us from S. Korea in 2003 and China in 2006. We have been so blessed.

  5. Sunny Madurski says

    Seems like only yesterday I brought a little boy home from the hospital to have a nice first Christmas not in the hospital before he died. Long story short- 16 Christmases have followed and he still cries when I take the decorations down. Adoption is a roller coaster,but so worth the trip. You will be in my prayers.

  6. says

    I am so moved by your posts and journey. Kevin’s song had me in tears. You all are so precious and I know you are going to be such wonderful parents. How blessed you and your little one will be. Praying for you each step of the way. xo

  7. Amy Cozad says

    A friend shared your blog with me. We are in the middle of our home study. We have 3 beautiful daughters and now God is leading us to adoption in Uganda. We are so blessed knowing God has a plan for our family that we would not have thought up ourselves. God is good. It’s neat to read about others going through the process. Ours has been good this far. We are excited to see what lies ahead. We have heard from others that adoption is a long, sometimes hard experience , but definitely worth it! I know you are experiencing the worth and blessing in your adoption journey.

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