Tag Archives: colombia

to past memories and new adventures

(posted by rachel) It is hard to believe that the start of our crazy adoption adventures beginning in Bogota, Colombia almost a decade ago has landed us here. I have two children preparing to drive. Four awkward middle-schoolers. A pretty … Continue reading

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finally, social security cards

Wrote this a few weeks ago over  on the family blog. ——————————————————————-  Upon returning from Bogota, we received the ninos’ Certificates of Citizenship from  USCIS–very important documents. Check!  We were informed by more than one source that before we could apply for social … Continue reading

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mr. falso–adoption and discipline

I would say that lying and whining have been the biggest hurdles we have come across the past month or two–across the board, with all four children. As the kids emerged into a new phase with us–I would say around … Continue reading

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dear esmeralda,

I have been thinking about you a lot this week. I hope your broken arm is mending nicely. I can’t wait to hear the story of how you broke it. And I am very sorry that I was not there … Continue reading

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the packing begins :)

I promised a happy post–so here it is! I started packing yesterday. Aunt Jaimee brought home new beach towels from Wal-mart the other day, which got me rather excited to go through the clothing items I have. Adam and I … Continue reading

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dear daniel,

Papi and I just got off the phone with Senor Raul. He is one of the people at Commonwealth Adoptions that is helping us bring you home. Raul says that you and your siblings are very excited to be adopted. … Continue reading

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immigration status–APPROVED!

That would be our I-171 approval in the picture. Just a simple sheet of paper that says we are “able to furnish proper care to an orphan or orphans as defined by Section 101 (b)(1)(F) of the Immigration and Nationality … Continue reading

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going, going, gone…

Dozens of hours and hundreds of dollars in paperwork later, our Dossier is off to Colombia. Well, it’s actually on it’s way to Florida where our government application will be translated. So it should arrive in Bogota in a week or so. … Continue reading

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OUR FIRST VISIT

Here we are pulling out of our driveway in the fog, snow, slush, and mist to make the one hour drive to our social worker’s house for our first meeting. (If you click on the picture you will see Adam … Continue reading

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First Post

This blog is designed to tell the world about our experiences in adopting. Specifically, we are adopting from Colombia through Commonwealth Adoptions International. Our home study is being done through Wasatch International Adoptions. We look forward to hearing from anyone interested … Continue reading

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