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Why aren’t you adopting from Haiti?

by Beth Shepherd
( January 28th, 2010 )

If I had a $10 for every time someone has asked me recently why we aren’t adopting from Haiti, I could probably fund the update to our home study (more on this in an upcoming post). Here’s the thing, even if we wanted to adopt from Haiti, we can’t.

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Deja vu

by Beth Shepherd
( January 4th, 2010 )

On November 11, 2008, Big Papa and I submitted our “I-800A,” a form to USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) requesting approval to adopt internationally. As part of that process, we had to have our fingerprints to run a criminal background check and obtain FBI clearance.  Our approval, called the …

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The twelve days of adopting

by Beth Shepherd
( December 2nd, 2009 )

washingtonOn the first day of adopting my true love gave to me, one apostilled dossier

On the second day of adopting my true love gave to me, two governments’ approval

On the third day of adopting my true love gave to me, ...

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