Adoption, Uncategorized

Little Happies: Adoption Meeting and Tornadoes!

May 26, 2014

If you’ve kept up with the home-buying posts, you know what’s consumed our week!

I have two happies I want to share here though.


adoption happy pic

That’s us at our Adoption Agency! 🙂

We had our first Q&A Session followed by receiving a big fat binder with LOTS of paperwork and forms.

The step that will take the longest will be getting fingerprints ordered from the Feds. Could take 4-6 weeks. We plan to blaze through all the other forms, autobiographies, and documents in the meantime.

We walked outside with the binder and…


As I was trying to hold the binder in front of the sign, all the papers fell out. This was just the beginning. Jonathan happened to take this photo at the right second. I was in too good a mood to even get upset though. Thanks Jesus!



We had three Tornado warnings in Denver this week, which has to be a record high. I never associate  Colorado and Tornadoes.

While hunkered down on our bathroom (no windows) floor while sirens wailed in the distance, Jonathan and I rented Twister on Amazon Instant Video.

Great flick! Reminds me of growing up in Nebraska, which always makes me happy!

Have a blessed week yall!

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Stephanie May 26, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Hahaha! I love the pic of you dropping the papers from the binder. Perfect timing, Jonathan. Glad that little hiccup didn’t steal your moment of joy. Very excited for you guys as you continue through the home study process. Sounds like you’re going to dominate!! And gosh, tornado sirens are SCARY! Growing up on the east coast, tornados just weren’t ever a threat, so when I heard them the first time in Memphis, I freeeeeaked out. Of course, John was like, “Don’t even worry about it. It doesn’t mean much.” But I didn’t believe him. Obviously we’re just fine, but they still scare me every time. I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to watch Twister while waiting out a tornado, though. You guys are brave!

  • Reply polkadot May 27, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Nice pic. 🙂 I hope all the adoption paperwork is going well! Tornado warnings are no fun. We’ve had two this spring already. We don’t have sirens in our city, so we had no clue of the warnings. I miss tornado sirens… (I grew up where tornadoes were pretty common.)

  • Reply Heidi May 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

    If you look at local university police/security departments, they can sometimes get fingerprints to you much much faster than a regular police department. I got mine immediately doing it that way, you just have to call and ask if they do fingerprints. 🙂

    • Reply Amanda May 28, 2014 at 11:22 am

      Heidi – thank you for the input. We did go to a local police department and got the prints immediately but that isn’t what takes the longest. It’s sending them into the State Department and then them sending them on to the FBI. That is what takes the 4-6 weeks per our adoption agencies experience, not the actual printing. Did you get them done for adoption or something else?

    Join the Discussion

    [convertkit form=5082140]
    *We hate spam too and will not give/sell/rent your info to anybody.*
    %d bloggers like this: