And I should be back Friday evening. M'ale na wè pita (goodbye, see you later)!!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Our "adoption process news" isn't very rosy. There are rumors that Parquet (where our file is currently parked) will be closed from August-October. We don't have much reliable information as to whether they will continue to process files already the office, if they will just set them aside during the closure or if this whole thing is just misinformation. And, surprise, surprise - - UNICEF has been mentioned as one of the possible reasons (read this if you aren't familiar with UNICEF's involvement in keeping orphans from loving families).
Monday, July 14, 2008
I've been told (by a more than a few people) that the blog needs an updated post. I was trying to keep the food drive info there at the top for a while, just because it is such an important cause. I'm happy to say that Chances for Children has received an amazing response to this effort and a lot of food will be heading down to the Crèche. There's still time to send a box, though. The deadline to ship them is this Friday.
We received Asa's monthly report recently and he's doing really well. He has gained some weight and is now up to 23 pounds! Here are a few cute excerpts:
- Behavior: he has very good manners
- Mood / Emotion: he is getting very happy and smiling
- Other General Changes in last month: he looks much brighter in any kind of his room activities
- Special events: his language skill is developing out well
- He plays with his mates fairly.
I'll be with him in exactly TWO WEEKS!!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Found out today that we've definitely been submitted into Parquet. I'm not sure when we went in, but should get the exact date with our next monthly report. I do know that we won't get OUT until a they receive a few additional documents for our file. I finally received those today - they'll be translated by a friend and should be headed down to Haiti next week. We're hearing that Parquet is going a bit more smoothly, but now, files are being held up in Second Legal. I don't even think I could make an educated guess as to when we'll be out due to all the variables (and in Haiti, even the variables vary from one day to the next).
I tried to find the old Parkay commercial from when I was little because that's what I always think of when someone says "Parquet." This was the closest thing I could find. ;o)
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
If you listen closely, he says "Mama Daddeee" twice.
I tried to edit the post below and the video vanished.
The video above was taken by Kristi (mommy to the adorable Kobe). Thank you, Kristi!! I can't wait to kiss those sweet cheeks!