Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Another Update!

I talked with Steve again. They didn't have all the paperwork needed to file the I600 today. They have another appointment on Thursday. Kingsley is going to try to meet with the lawyer tomorrow to get the rest of the paperwork they need.

Steve is having so much fun. I can hear it in his voice. He is so impressed with all of the children. He says they are really special kids. He is definitely in his element. He loves interacting with children and really wanted to be a school teacher.

He said it is hard taking pictures because all the children, especially the younger ones, surround him any time he gets out the camera. But he has managed to get some good ones. (I can't wait to see them!!!)

Saviour isn't as shy as he thought she would be. She is getting better at sharing his attention with the other children. I guess the first day, she was a bit jealous when he tried to talk to or play with any of the others. Yesterday Steve said he had met Saviour's Aunt and Uncle. Today he said he found out it is actually her mother and the uncle is a member of their tribe, but not literally an uncle.

We sent some of Madison's old soccer shoes with him. He said the kids loved having them. Since there were only 2 or 3 pair, they have split them up with each other....each child wearing one shoe, so they would go further. (I don't think these children will have issues with sharing, like my kids do!!!) So any of you reading my blog...if you have any old soccer shoes, I can take them with me when I go! (Hopefully in about 2 weeks).


Lois said...

I loved hearing about the soccer shoes! Doesn't take much to make the kids there happy.

Justin and Jamie said...

I am so excited for you guys!!! Hope all goes well tomorrow. It is so neat to read all that is goig on and to see that Saviour is so excepting.

Sarah said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. You two seem amazing! You are following Shallee's blog as well... how do you know her?

Hoffman Family said...

Yeah!!! I am so excited for your family, and so jealous!!! I wish it were simple enough for Steve to just bring a child home for us too! I'd love to talk to you more about the details of an adoption from Ghana. We're getting ready to put our papers in through LDSFS soon. Congratulations again!! Can't wait to see pics of your whole family together.

Ginny and Ben said...

When I was there in December, I brought about 20 or so pairs of soccer cleats and some socks. After my visit in April, I realized that the average African foot is much bigger than the average American kid's foot, so I brought mostly bigger sizes. I felt bad b/c the big boys don't really let the younger kids play too much, and all the shoes I brought only fit the older kids. I'm glad you brought some smaller sizes!