I got the chance to go to Ghana and file our I-600. This is the trip that is almost at the end of this process. We now begin to count the 60 days in hopes that we get the approval and then we do the VISA. We are really close for Deborah to come but yet it seems so far away.
This trip I went on was AMAZING! It was so great because I got to see first hand the work that God is doing in Ghana. DOH is amazing and God centered home for children. While you are there, you can feel God's presence. Everyone there loves the children.
One time I was in one of the Auntie's room and some family members come over. They didn't know I was there. As they walked through the gate, the children cheered and ran over to the adults. Every single adult stopped and greeted the children with hugs. I witnessed this several times during my stay. Everyone there was so loving towards the children. All of the children there were full of smiles all the time. It was truly the best children's home I have ever seen.
I also got to witness what God is doing in Chorkor. This place is very poverty stricken. God is definitely working there.
This trip has impacted me so much. I got to really get into the middle of Ghana and be involved with everything, including taking the boys down to get their hair cut.
Going to Ghana was not only God's purpose for me to file the I-6oo but it was a way for God to show me His work. He has so many plans for our family. I am excited to see how all of this is going to come about!!!!!
We live in the hot desert of Arizona. It's not like "Africa" hot but it is very HOT in the summer!
I have a huge heart for Africa. My heart grew when I went on a mission trip to Malawi, Africa. God blessed me in ways I never thought He could or would. Our life was changed forever. We have 3 bio and have adopted 3 more children from Ghana, Africa. We are now a family of 8!
August 2010 - Made final decision to adopt D August 25 - turned in all paper work for home study September 9- home study visit October 29 - picked up homestudy November 1 - Sent dossier over January 19 - Passed Court February 24- leaving for Ghana February 28- Filed the I-600 in Ghana March 14 - I-600 Approval
Rita and Racheal's Adoption Timeline
September 2007 - Made Final decision to adopt
October 2007 - Started paper work
November 2007 - Started Homestudy Process
December 2007 - Finished Homestudy and Filed I-600a
January 3, 2008 - Got referral for Rita and Richeal
February 2008 - Sent Dossier
April 17, 2008 - Court Approval : Girls are legally Baxters
May 2008 - Got Adoption Decree / filed I-600 in Ghana
June 23, 2008 - Going to bring the girls HOME FOREVER