We are a family of five blessed with three children (two bio boys and one very sweet daughter who we adopted from Guatemala.) We live on a large farm in Virginia. My husband operates a livestock cattle business and I am a Nurse and folk artist. I love early American Folk art and primitives / antiques and sell hand made cloth dolls, stitched samplers, hooked wool rugs and home made soaps on the internet and local shops. For more information on Guatemalan adoptions or my finished wares please email me at : firstname.lastname@example.org
January '07: Discuss Int'l Adoption Feb. - March '07: Research agencies online April '07: contact CCC in Norton, VA for homestudy May '07: Complete homestudy paperwork June '07: apply for I-600A July '07- August '07: Physicals...more paperwork October '07: Apply to Adopt A Miracle, Colorado October 17, '07: Receive completed Homestudy October 26, '07: Fingerprints in Charleston, WVA October 27, '07: Dossier to Gautemala November 18, '07: Ella Rose is born ! November 24, '07: Receive I-171H November 27, '07: Accept referral of Ella !! December 7, '07 : Signed POA December 27, '07 : POA registered in Guatemala December 30, '07 : DNA authorization February 7, '08 : DNA test taken February 13, '08: 99.99% (It's a match!) February 15, '08 : DNA at USE March 7 -10, '08: First visit trip to see Ella !! March 25, '08 : PA from USE!!!!!!! April 10, '08 : submitted to PGN! June 18, '08 : OUT OF PGN!!!!!!! June 24, '08 : Birth Certificate !!! June 25, '08 : 2nd DNA ! July 16, 2008 : Embassy Appoinment July 18th 2008 : Home forever !!!!!!