a blog about our journey to adopt siblings from taiwan and life in the meantime
Small steps...Taiwan journey
This is the story of our lives, especially concerning adopting 3 siblings from Taiwan.
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our adoption timeline
6/12: go home with our babies!
6/12: medical exams for kids
5/12: final ruling comes; passports for kids
5/12: first ruling comes; visits to kids in person
3-4/12: waiting for judge's first ruling
3/12: arrive in Taiwan
2/12: court hearing in taiwan
12/11: dossier and legal documents sent to taiwan
12/11: county magistrate in taiwan approves us to adopt waiting siblings
9/11: homestudy translated; submitted to taiwan
9/11: changes made; homestudy resubmitted
8/11: home study submitted to agency
6/11: see waiting siblings from Taiwan on agency site
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volunteer at an orphanage
(above and below pics are actually Dada School) When we decided that we wanted the entire family to go to Taiwan to pick up our 3 little pe...
adoption update and weekend fun at jiufen
adoption update!! Hugely exciting…I have the schedule to visit the kids and it will be a busy few weeks. Han-han is in a foster home in...
first visit with Mei-Yun and Tsung-lin
We arrived in Taichung early in the day with the intent of going to the science museum first and then to visit Mei-Yun and Tsung-Lin at ...
five senses- taiwan
Adoption update Yesterday was supposed to be our first time skyping the older 2 kids in the orphanage, but I waited and waited, no call. So...
Yilan Hot Springs
Taiwan is a densely populated country with much of the populace living on a limited amount of land, so weekend excursions to slower gent...
all three kids meet!!
A banner day! The last two days the weather has been spectacular…sunny, less humid with a slight breeze…so nice!! We left early to t...
our first BBQ
A good friend called last minute with tickets to an Alaska Flag Day BBQ just down the road...she has 2 girls adopted from China and we'v...
the play by play to HOME
At 9 am Wednesday morning, we got word that our visas would probably be DONE later in the day. The typhoon moved slower than forecasted, so...
dipnetting at the kenai in alaska
A HUGE part of summer here is fishing for salmon and this week, it's dipnetting. big huge net, limit of 35 fish, which can happen fair...
flying a "kipe"
The kids came home from a stay at the fitness center child care room with a chick to cut out and attach an egg with paper fasteners. The...
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Friday, August 16, 2013
An old family friend took some pictures for us at one of our favorite spots-Beluga Point...they reflect the current obsession with sticks of all shapes and sizes. and show some of the beauties of Alaska!
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