About Us

We are Stuart and Jessie - a couple imperfectly pursuing God's will for our family, which so far has included having and loving 3 children, getting debt free, and now pursuing an international adoption.
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Timeline of Our Adoption


September 11, 2011 - Requested application from agency
September 12, 2011 - Received application from agency
September 26, 2011 - Sent application for Stuart's renewed passport
October 8, 2011 - Received Stuart's renewed passport in the mail
October 13, 2011 - Physicals for older two kids.
October 19, 2011 - Received Jessie's renewed passport, turned in application
October 24, 2011 - Received Home Study packet
November 2, 2011 - Physical for Jessie
November 30, 2011 - Physical for youngest child
December 12, 2011 - Physical for Stuart
December 13-January 7, 2012 - Paused Home Study due to work/family vacation.
January, 2012 - Prayed about switching to Uganda
March 19, 2012 - Officially switched agencies (our current agency doesn't do Uganda)
April and May 2012 - worked on new agency requirements to be included in home study
June and July 2012 - Completed several meetings with our social worker
August 28, 2012 - Officially completed home study
September 8, 2012 - Received completed home study in the mail
September 14, 2012 - mailed off USCIS I600 application
October 19, 2012 - biometrics appointments
November 8, 2012 - RECEIVE I600 APPROVAL!