Saturday, October 30, 2010

fundraisers with a cause

Now that our Dossier is En Route we have some major fundraising to do. We are doing a fundraiser with Amber Taylor where you can get Christmas gifts, just cause you wanna gifts, birthday gifts, and most importantly you get to help bring two beautiful little girls home! :) Please go purchase your gifts and help us bring home two beautiful little girls. And please make sure when you are checking our please put the Lane Family so that we can get credit for your purchase! Thank you and God Bless!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dossier En Route :)

We made a trip to the State Capital last night, and went first thing this morning to the Secretary of States office to get documents apostilled. After leaving from the Secretary of States office, where we found out there was no fed ex in Frankfort, so we drove to Louisville and found the fed ex where we shipped off our Dossier to the girls’ country and it will be there on Wednesday! So very very very excited!

So here are some pictures from today’s trip

View from the front stepsIMG_0925IMG_0926Doors that we had to go through Smile

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And last but not least…..


The Beautiful Fed Ex package! Smile

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

USCIS Approval!!!

We got it, we got it, we got it!!! I could not be more happier (I don't even know if that is proper English at this point) then I am right now. God has truly blessed us, and God once again showed up when to us it would be humanly possible! We had a deadline and we are going to meet it! We were able to speak with Bill Johnson who was running for Senate in 2010 and who will be running in 2011 for Secretary of State. He was able to put us in touch with several people but one in particular Mitch McConnell. Andrew spoke with him yesterday and he said that he would do what he could. So today we find out that our I-600A had been approved and that we would be getting our I-171H by fax and by mail! :) I can not be more thankful to God and for other's willing to step up and help us bring our girls' home!!!
Thank you everyone for your love, prayers, and support!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Buddy Walk 2010

Our family by the Reece’s Rainbow table

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Our team: John Andrew’s Zoo Crew…We walked for John Andrew and we wore our adoption t-shirts and carried the girls’ picture since they aren’t physically with us this year. But they will be for Buddy Walk 2011!

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John Andrew receiving his medal! Smile

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fingerprints done!

We went today and had our fingerprints done, electronically, yay!!! Andrew had bee trying to contact our officer for the last few days, and yesterday finally she got back in touch with him. She told him that our fingerprints appt had been set-up but it wasn't until November 15th, well that's not possible so he asked her if he could email him a copy of the appt paper and she said No but that she could fax it, so she faxed it to him, and we went this morning hoping they would take us early. The officer had told us that it might be possible to have them done early but she didn't know, so we went, and they done them!!!! So now it is just waiting on her to finish her paperwork and send us our I-171H approval. We HAVE to have it next week, or we do not get to travel until February, please be in prayer with us that we get everything next week and get it sent off so that it will be there by November 1st!!!!!

We are believing that we will be going in the next month so we are still needing lots of funds, so please be in prayer for us, and if you can give and are feeling called to give you have 2 options. You can click on the "Bring Ellee and Johannah home" and that donation is tax deductible, or you can click on the orange donate button. Thanks a bunch!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

God is in Control of My Adoption. Fear not I am with you Isaiah 41:10

Trusting is sometimes hard. Currently we are waiting on the USCIS to get back to us, and waiting is driving me crazy. I have to say throughout our whole adoption journey God has come through when it seemed impossible, I might also add that it is normally in the 11th hour, but nonetheless he still comes through. Last week Andrew contacted the USCIS to find out about our application and our officer informed us that they had "misplaced" our home study. Grrr so we rushed around to get everything back together for it and mailed it directly to our officer. Andrew also told her how important it was that we had it expedited and she told us there was only two ways that they would expedite one of them is the reason that we are in such a hurry to get over to our beautiful little girls. Our oldest daughter Ellee is in risk of being transferred to an institution. Being transferred to an institution means death. Most children transferred live a year or less :( This freaks me out and scares me!!! God is in control and he will come through and I know that but let me just be honest and tell you my faith is being tested! Andrea the Executive Director of Reese's Rainbow emailed our officer and explained to her the situation and she sent an email back to Andrea simply saying Thank you, but when Andrew explained to her the importance of getting our case expedited she seemed to be willing to help and so we are hoping to hear something by the end of this week! Please pray

Our next fundraiser will be November 6th at 8 a.m. we are having a 5k walk/run. The cost will be $10 per person. Please pray that this is a success and that many will come out to help bring our girls' home, and if you can come out, please come out and help us bring home our girls!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Emails glorious emails

As we climb each step and get closer to the top, I get more and more anxious. We have received 2 letters in the past week (because we sent one app and then sent in the home study a couple of days later) from our government letting us know that they were processing our application. Today however came a glorious email letting us know that they have assigned us an officer and we should be hearing from her soon. :) This is a BIG, HUGE, GIGANTIC step, ok did you get that this was a BIG, HUGE, GIGANTIC step lol :) I am sooooooooooo ready to go get my girls and bring them home.

I know you have to wait 9 months before your baby or babies normally arrive, but I have waited 8 years and 8 years is long enough! I can't imagine my life without Ellee and Johannah and I think about all the joy that they are going to bring to our lives and the love that they are going to give, and the love that I know we have to give!

I am really hoping we hear something in the next day or so...Ok here is my prayer/hope Thursday is my birthday what a better birthday present than being invited to come and take fingerprints ;)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Gift Card giveaway

Again with the cute pictures! ;)

We have a $25 dollar O'Charleys gift card and a $25 dollar red lobster gift card that was donated to us for an adoption fundraiser. You have a chance to get in on the drawing...1 chance for $1 or 6 chances for $5. You can make your donation by clicking on the donate button...After you make your donation comment and please let us know which gift card drawing you would like to be in...We will be doing the drawing Sunday night before midnight.