Friday, August 10, 2012


I haven't posted in a while!!! This summer has been so busy. It's hard to believe BACK TO SCHOOL is right around the corner. We have made some great progress despite the craziness these last couple months. While we were in the mountains with my parents our Home Study was finalized and our USCIS filing was sent in. This week we received our receipt from USCIS and we are just waiting on our fingerprint invitation. Once our fingerprints are complete I have read it can take USCIS anywhere from 60-90 days to process our application and approve us as adoptive parents. We also applied for our passports this week and ordered the last of our dossier photos (which you can see here). It's ALL coming together. I hope that everything will be done and in China by October. Currently, we are working on our application for the Show Hope grant-deadline is Aug. 31st. Praying that we might receive some support from that incredible organization!
Not much to report on the fundraising front since our July Poker Tournament. We have been focused on grant applications (which are quite involved) and not feeling super guilty about taking the month off since my friend Celeste Carr has offered to match funds donated through Carpet One in Winter Park up to $1,000.00. Celeste really inspires me...she is one of the most giving and kind ladies...her support has meant so much to us!

If you wish to make a donation WHICH WILL BE MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR to our fund please mail a check made out to Carpet One (memo-Peterman Adoption) to:

Carpet One
Attn: Celeste Carr
900 S. Orlando Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789

You can also drop by that physical address as well if you live in the area.

We are just so thankful for the kindness of others...I will never be able to say that enough. There is no way we could do this on our own (despite our best saving $ efforts).

Next update will hopefully report that our dossier is on its way to CHINA!!

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