I have decided it long past time to change my blog address, since this address misrepresents the number of children I have. If you would like to continue to follow, you may do so at http://bledsoeadventures.blogspot.com/ . I will leave this blog up for a little while, but I will no longer be posting at this address. I have transferred all the old posts from this blog to the new one, so it's all the greatness of the old blog with a new and improved address.
The posts from Holt's blog are often moving to me, but I am especially moved by the posts from the Waiting Child staff. Maybe because both of our girls were waiting children. Everytime I read about a featured child, I want so desperatly to find that child a home. How many times I have heard people say how wonderful they think adoption is, or how they'd "really like to do that "someday". I wonder if maybe you're reading this blog, and thinking that very thing. I think that is great. However, there are children around the world and right here in the USA waiting for "someday". I was moved today by the story of a 13 year old girl from China. If a family does not come forward to adopt her very soon, she may never have her "someday". She will age out of the adoption system at age 14. I hope you will take the time to read her story (click on the link below) and pass it along to any friends who have talked about adopting an older child "someday".
I have been married to my wonderful husband Ken for 16 years. We are abundantly blessed to have 4 awesome boys, a very busy 3 year old daughter from Korea, and another beautiful daughter (age 6) from India. I am passionate about Jesus, family and adoption.
Amazima Ministries: Helping the children of Uganda
Eliza's Adoption Timeline
11/06 - God is calling us to adopt
9/29/08 - Apply to Korea Program
1/7/09 - Homestudy to Korea (HSTK)
5/6/09 - REFERRAL!!!!!!!!!!
8/19/09 - TRAVEL CALL!!!
8/27/09 - We leave for Korea
8/31/09 - We meet Eliza
9/3/09 - GOTCHA DAY!!!
9/4/09 - We are home with our family of 7
5/4/10 - FINALIZATION!!!
Vishakha's Adoption Timeline
7/26/10 - Requested file for Vishakha in India
8/19/10 - Selected at committee
11/18/10 - Dossier & Acceptance to Holt
11/18/10 - File I-800a
12/28/10 - USCIS Fingerprinting
3/4/11 - I800 approval
3/17/11 - Article 5 issued
waiting for NOC and guardianship