Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
One of the sweetest girls I know...not only came up with this fundraiser but she is making it and she is *talented*! She made me one...a bird's nest necklace with 9 colorful eggs in the nest for all 9 of our children.
Friday, February 17, 2012
It's funny to see the different emotional reactions I have with each child. With Zihao ... I smile and my heart smiles. He exudes pure joy. With Taizi.... my heart breaks. Instantly when we see a photo or even just talk about him I have a lump in my throat. We were talking about them last night and Dean saw the reaction. He said "you love the broken"...it was an interesting conversation. Did I have more feeling with Azlan as a baby? I adored our babies. Then there was something different with Azlan. Not more love. A different emotional pull. He was a picture to me of imperfection in the ultimate perfection-focused society. His beauty was real and raw and my love for him was as well.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Good news… this is what I have determined as well in my research. I spoke with a lady at the Mexico Consulate who confirmed the need for a Criminal Record. I am writing up a formal statement now to be inserted into the home study. We have to incorporate a formal statement because Immigration is going to look for a child abuse clearance instead of a criminal clearance. This added statement should meet requirements for immigration.
Thank you for your hard work!
Sunday, February 5, 2012
I called the DIF and when I finally got to talk to a human being, this was
You need a "carta de no antecedentes penales." You already have that. They
say DIF does not have a "base de datos" Abuso infantile is a crime, so it
goes to the Procuraduria. Therefore such an action is immediately turned
over to them. This is all I could get out of them. Government services
between countries is a difficult thing. I hope you can convince the agency