Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Medical Updates - Finally

Yes, we finally have updated medical reports on the kids.  The reports we received with our referral were over 2 years old.  The kids appear to be doing great.  I forwarded the reports to our international adoption doctor - so we will know more after her review.  Both kids are 3 feet 4 inches tall and weight 28 lbs (girl) and 31 lbs (boy).  Ashley is so excited to be able to figure out the size of clothing they wear.  She wanted to go shopping immediately.  Unfortunately, we are at our cottage for the month of July and there are not many places to shop in Howard City.  We may take a trip in to Big Rapids so Ashley can pick out an outfit for the twins.  She also is excited to begin preparing their bedroom.  That will be a fun project.  We have a lot to do.  I am in the process of creating outline style summaries of the adoption books that I have read.  It is a great review of the books and the summary will be helpful after we have the kids home.

As far as the adoption process, we are basically at a stand still.  I am still waiting on my finger prints / clearance letter from the FBI.  I lost count of how long it has been since they received the prints the second time around.  About 7 weeks, I think.  It was supposed to take 4 weeks.  Other than this, our home study is complete.  Our dossier paper work is complete with the exception of the NBC approval, which is contingent upon the FBI clearance letter.  Patience is difficult when thinking about our kids.  I am still holding out hope that we will have them home by the end of the year.  For now I am keeping busy with preparations and viewing their adorable new pictures and videos.


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