Monday, August 25, 2008

Tiny Tasks

As many of you know, we are requesting the referral of an infant between 0-12 months, this means we now need to prepare for an infant arrival, rather than a toddler. This weekend we got busy painting the crib that we had gotten from my brother and sister-in-law. We got it painted white, it had been a dark cherry wood color and also got the baby room all set up so that we were able to take pictures, which need to be included in our dossier paperwork. We have been so blessed by family and friends that are coming through with baby supplies...this little one is going to be spoiled! A special thanx to :Jim and Stacy for all the baby furniture, Patty for the Great baby finds, Ann for the car-seat and clothes she is sending over, and Mom and Dad Meyer for the stroller (can not wait for that to arrive!). Above are some pictures of us completing our can tell Pepe' was being a big helper too! Below is the finished product~Melissa

Monday, August 11, 2008

Baby Steps

We heard from Wumi at BFAS that our application was approved today, so we are officially accepted into their Ethiopian program!!! YIPPEE!! We are just completing gathering all of our information for the dossier and then the real wait time will begin. We are so excited! ~Melissa

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Well, after a lot of thinking, praying and information gathering Scott and I have began a new journey. We have been talking with our social worker out of Milwaukee about our options and we have decided to pursue another international adoption program. Yesterday we sent in our application to a WONDERFUL agency, Better Future Adoption Services. BFAS is an agency that does Ethiopian adoptions. They are great to work with and are experts in Ethiopian adoptions, because that is all they do. We have started gathering our dossier paperwork...again and hope to send it all to them by the end of August. Then the wait will begin! We are requesting an infant between the age of 0-12 months, but are open to gender. Needless to say there will be many surprises! We will keep you all posted along the way. The estimated timeline is 4-6 months from when we turned in our application until we will travel to bring our baby home. We are both very excited and a little scared, but we know our future is in God's hands and we have a sense of relief in knowing that.
We continue to pray for Jean Delson, all the ANA families that are waiting to bring their children home and all the people of Haiti! ~Melissa