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Our I-171H Arrived Today!

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

The I-171H is the piece of paper from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) that says we are approved to bring adopted child(ren) into the US. Essentially, it is the only approval required by the US government as pertaining to adoption. (I believe it also implies that we have met all state requirements for [...]

Happy Vietnamese New Year!

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

Happy Tet! Chuc Mung Nam Moi! Welcome the year of the pig! Wishing you all a happy Tet! Have a wonderful new year


Friday, February 16th, 2007

A child who becomes your child through adoption completes a family. Just as when you commit to your spouse or partner there are no biological ties, yet a family was formed. This child enters a family the same way! It is not blood and flesh that form a family, but the heart. -Michele Johnson-Bergmeier, adoptive [...]

Dossier Update

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

I’m filling out my Vietnam Dossier Tracking Sheet right now, and the following is what I have left to do before sending it to get the state certification! I still need the following: ~Home Study – Should arrive today via FedEx ~Copy of agency license & non profit (status) – Just e-mailed to obtain that, [...]

Busy Day

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Dan and I both have come down with colds! Mine started on Saturday night/Sunday morning at 2am with a really sore throat. I didn’t think much about it until late Sunday evening when my ears started hurting, the headache hit, and my throat became so sore that I couldn’t swallow. Dan’s in the same boat [...]

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