Sunday, July 29, 2012

Adoption Fundraiser Committee Meeting

Our first Adoption Fundraiser committee meeting is tomorrow at 7:00 pm at the Anasazi Foundation office located at 1424 South Stapley Dr. Mesa, Arizona 85204. Even if you are unable to join the committee but would still like to help, please join us and bring anyone who might be interested to find out all the different ways you can help. If you have to bring your children or show up a little late that is okay too we are just happy to have as many people as we can to help us make this fundraiser a success!!! Let me know if you have any questions and call if you need directions 801-368-3310. Thanks so much, I can't say that enough!!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Auction Fundraisers!!!

So I have some exciting news. We are now also going to be doing a fundraising event probably the first weekend of September here in Arizona. This event will include a 5k race, a breakfast, a silent auction, and a live auction. I will be working on getting all the details of the event in order this weekend and keep you all posted.

This is going to be big event (hopefully) so we are hoping to get a committee of volunteers together to help make this event a success. Let me know if you are interested in joining the committee, helping work at the event, willing to take letters around for auction item donations, have things you would like to donate for the auction, or have any ideas on how to help get the word out. My email is or you can call or text me at 801-368-3310.

P.S. We are still doing an online auction on Our Ghanaian Family face book page August 18th so those of you outside of Arizona can still get the chance to buy some goodies and help us bring our girls home.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What this all means

So I have had a few people asking questions about what is next so I thought I would explain it all since adoption can sometimes be so confusing.
So in the state of Arizona you are required to first be approved by the state to adopt before submitting the paperwork for international adoption to immigration and getting approved on a federal level. Clint and I are now approved to adopt in Arizona. We are now getting all the paperwork together to send it all in and in about 2 weeks we will be given a date to get our fingerprints clearance done. Our social worker told us that we can pretty much plan from that date we will be a month out and that would be the time to buy plan tickets and set court dates for Ghana. So we could potentially be bringing our girls home before the youngest 1st birthday!!!! I feel like I might burst from excitement, stress, happiness, anxiety, but most of all just pure joy at the thought of finally being a mother of 2 adorable little girls and the fact that I get to see my 3 little African angels again even if just for a short time :).

Monday, July 16, 2012

We Are Approved!!!

I don't have a lot of time to write all about how amazing Clint and I feel right now so I just wanted to share with you all that Clint and I received our certification letter in the mail today. That's right the state of Arizona found us fit to adopt!!!!! Needless to say, we are freaking stoked!