Friday, July 29, 2011

Maybe Next Week...

Still haven't heard from the embassy. It's been 2.5 weeks since our approvals were forwarded to Ghana. A month since they were approved. Seven months since I've seen the children. Twenty months since we started the adoption. I thought for sure this would be the week. Maybe next week...

(Checking out their mail.)

Monday, July 25, 2011

New Pictures...

Today I got some new (adorable) pictures of my kids! Enjoy!

Serwaa looking gorgeous, as usual.

Konto with his missing tooth.

Man, I miss these guys!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Waiting Child's Lullabye


I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.

You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long.

But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...

Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.

I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.

But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.

And let the angels bring the kisses that I send to you each night.

--- © Pamela Durkota

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Just spoke to the National Visa Center to see if my I600 approvals were forwarded to Accra yet. She said yes! They were sent about an hour ago! So, I have emailed the embassy to ask when my visa packet can be picked up! The NVC went way faster than I expected! Yee-ha! (Hey- I'm from SC, I can say that if I want to!)

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Very Small Dream...

I think about Ghana alot. I think about all of the people I met. About the things they said to me. There is a beautiful young lady who lives at my children's orphanage. I remember being so alarmed when she told me she was Konto's mother. But soon I realized that one can have many 'mothers' in Ghana. She simply meant that she cares for him. She proudly showed me a small bag of his clothes in her room. She washes them for him. She has such a sweet, quiet sp‏irit. One day she told me, "If I grow up, I will name my baby after you." If..... It was in that moment I realized the magnatude of the dreams I had always been afforded. That is something I will never again take for granted.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

God Bless the Mailman...

We got the I600 aproval letters in the mail yesterday! I am just SO happy to be done with that whole part! Woo-hoo! Wouldn't it be awesome if the kids made it home before the summer is over?! The visa interview dates had been being scheduled two months out. But a few people lately have been given a date within one month! And others have had their dates moved up to July out of the blue! So, I'll let ya know as soon as we hear anyting else! (Insert big cheesy grin here!)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Our I600's were approved on June 29!!! That's what I was told when I called USCIS a few minutes ago! Thank goodness! Hopefully I'll get the approval letter in the mail today. Next I will wait for the embassy in Ghana to get my approval so someone can pickup my 'visa packet'. Then we'll get a visa interview date!