Sunday, September 23, 2012

And so it begins.....finally!

Yesterday, my hubby was around for the whole day!

We got down to some serious business.

Ummmm, adoption related serious business that is.  ;)

On Friday, we received a packet from a social worker......with a lot of forms and questionaires to fill out.

This is what we did for our whole Saturday morning.

We needed lots of coffee, and lots of morning type foods....just sayin'.

It was such a good feeling to get this first part done!

We also finished up our agency application form.  We are going with Lifeline this time.
It is so cool to be with an adoption agency who asks you to write out your personal testimony of faith.

I am so grateful to be at this point in our adoption journey.
I am so thankful to all of our friends and family who have lifted us up in prayer, walked along beside us as we fundraised, generously donated to our adoption fund, and who have bought Wild Olive Tees, which by the way we are still selling.  :)

(   Click on the shop tab, then go to adoption fundraiser tees, pick a really cool tee, and enter BERINGER 524)

We are so ready for the next step!

Bring it on!

Oh, and there is this added bonus to all this paperwork that I should mention....
It is truly a bonding experience for Dave and me.
We get the chance to talk about our families, the way we were raised, re-examine how we parent and Shea and Avery get a chance to be a part of this journey and observe the kinds of things we did to bring them home.

Kinda cool!


  1. YEAH!!!! I'm so glad to see forward movement but do not envy you with all the paperwork.

    Now that we have our first post placement visit done we are D.O.N.E with paperwork for at least another 5 months. :D

    It's a lot of work but oh so worth it! I love following along with your family on this journey of faith!!!

    1. Thanks Dawn. Your journey of faith has been so inspiring to keeps me motivated. Thanks for your friendship!

  2. I have been away from the blogosphere so long that I didn't realize you were adopting until this showed up at the top of my reader just now. Congratulations! How exciting:)

    1. Thanks Amy. I, too, have been away from the much going on! I think I am going to mosey on over to your blog to see how things are going for you. :)

  3. Oh let the fun begin!! Thinking of you! Enjoy the paperwork!!

    1. Thanks Kim. Fun, indeed! I am so excited for you! I have loved following your journey to your precious Piper! God is good!

  4. Yay!! BEST way to spend a Saturday morning!!! So excited for you!!

  5. Yay for Lifeline! I hope you have a wonderful experience with them ~ they've treated us right.
    So how far along are you at this point?