No,...Lucky Mama

Mary Whidden and James Phillips share about their daughter Langley- they also gave an overview of their China adoption experience.

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Location: Indiana, United States

Monday, December 27, 2004

Social Worker Visit

On the way to Ohio last weeek we finally got a call from our Social Worker (YAEH!). We have our first (of three) visit on Friday 12/31- I am so excited and nervous- must clean, must clean now!
Christmas was great- Langley got several gift too- including a beautiful asian doll, a teddy bear that says, "this is my hand...foot...ear" when you squeeze the correct body parts, a keyboard, and an "All Amercian" tee shirt (from our friend's child adopted from China).

Tuesday, December 21, 2004


Just a short note to let you know what we have done so far.
Several Informational Meeting to help choose and agency.
Chose Agency (ASIA) in Silver Spring Maryland.
Application Sent.
Intake Meeting.
Paperwork Done!
It included:
Birth Certificates (3)
marriage license (3)
Receipts for State/Local Police Clearance
Employment Letters
Verification of Life Insurance
Verification of Health Insurance
Rabies Certificate for Cat
FBI/BCIS Clearance Initiated
Procedure for Adoption Form
Authorization to Release Information
Corporal Punishment Statement
Rent Payment receipt
Acknowledgement of Policy Statement
Space Plan
Driving Records (KY driver's licenses)
Assets Documentation (Mutual Funds, Checking Account and Retirement Funds)
Financial Statement
2002 Tax return
Police Clearance letter
BCIS Fingerprint receipt
Final Adoption Agreement

Right now we are waiting for our Social Worker to call so we can begin the homestudy! She was assigned on Dec. 4, 2004- so we hopefully should be getting a call anytime now.

To Try Again

Hope this works this time. This is the Whidden and Phillips Adoption Update blog. Hopefully we can keep our friends and family up to date on our process!

First Try

I am trying out my new blog- hopefully this can keep friends and family informed of our adoption process!

I am trying out my new blog and hoping that is works- not to terribly technically savvy. I am trying this out as a way to keep our friends and family updated on our adoption process.