SugarHouse Mama

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Adoption Decree...CHECK!

I haven't posted for a while, I know. Robert was kindly pointing it out to me last night. I had good reason, though. We were pretty sure we would have an adoption decree today, but as with all things Ghana, we weren't relying on it. {We indeed learned our lesson from the previous 5 or 6 times... 7th time's the charm???} I wanted the good news to have more of an impact. You know, because you all have been checking and checking and wondering why on earth I wasn't posting anything.

Anyway, I just got a phone call from Lois and it is indeed official. We have our adoption decree and we are sooo excited!


Of course, it wasn't easy. Kingsley's fuel pump and filter went out on his car :( which means he is without a car until it can be fixed :( which means until he has the money to do it. So until then, it's back to the extremely slow and unreliable public Tro-tro for him.

Kingsley's friend has Adjoa's passport, so we are hoping Kingsley can meet up with him this week to collect it from him. As soon as that happens, we'll be purchasing another plane ticket and I'll be off!

What a LONG month it has been! But well worth it, of course.

Here's a cute little picture of our daughter {yes Robert, that IS really fun to say!}

I can't wait to kiss that face!


A. Gillispie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have been such an amazing waiter and I am so happy for you!!!

Steve and Narda said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are so happy for you. We have been praying it would come through. Let us know your travel plans, so we can send our money with you. Maybe Kingsley will be able to get that car fixed!

Narda and Steve

Kristin Jag said...

Congratulations!!!I have been worried that you hadn't been to court yet and you kept that secret-very bad! ;)I am so excited for you that you have the decree and you can get over there to bring your daughter home!

kare bear said...

CONGRATS!!! when are you picking her up?!? when do i get to meet her?!? does she want to stay a weekend in LA with her fav aunt? i think so.

Ainsley said...

So so so so happy! Can't wait to meet her!

Deidre said...

That's fantastic! I'm so happy for you - and for her! What a lucky little girl to get you as her mommy!



Kathy said...

Yea!!! So excited for you guys. And we can't wait to meet her - you guys have to come up to Seattle when you get a chance so she can meet all of her cousins up in these parts - lots that are her age.


Kjersti said...

Congratulations! You'll be a great mom!

Laurie said...

I am SOOOOOO happy for you!!!

Aimee Smith said...

Yeah!!! I can not wait to meet her finally!

Darrell and Jess said...

that is an adorable picture! what an exciting day - congratulations!

Laurel said...

Yea! Congrats! So excited for you!

Hey ... I see you have cousins in Seattle. If you ever head that way, we would LOVE to meet you. :)

Laurel :)
mama of 13

Harward Happenings said...

Yeah!!! I'm so happy for you guys. It's going to be a great holiday season. Hope she gets here soon so the partying can begin!!!

Catherine said...

Congratulations!!! I couldn't be more excited for you. It is such a wonderful feeling to call yourself a "mom". There is no greater calling!


Stephanie said...

So glad to know.
Let us know when you are heading out...want to send our dossier with you and some donations if you have any space!!!

Jenifer said...

CONGRATS!!!! Thanks for the good cry!

We are so excited for you and Robert. Paul was standing behind me and asked so what does that mean? I told him and he said "that is AWESOME!"

I will be in Utah again 11/3 - ?
When do you go and come home?

Cindy said...

Congratulations!!!Jessica and Robert! That is the best news- love
the picture.


Karen said...

That is such great news!!!! I am so excited for you. I would also
like to send my dossier with you when you go over, and maybe a few
things for Precious.

Katie said...


Katie said...

Hey, I was on your blog at the same time you were on mine. Great timing.

Nicole said...

Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you!! You'll make great parents!!

Branden said...

That's awesome news! Congratulations you two!

Katie said...

Congratulations!! This is such wonderful news. I can only imagine how excited you are. Take care and Travel Safe.

Love You,

Aunt Katie

Candice said...

YAY!!!! I can imagine the relief and pure joy you are feeling. I am so thrilled for you! I don't know Robert, but because he picked YOU for his wife, that's enough for me to KNOW that you guys are going to be great parents. Having kids definetly crazy's up your life, but they are so worth the craziness.
I'm sure you will, but I'll say it anyway...Love the heck out of her!!!

LLR said...

Jessica and Robert,
So so happy for you. She is a blessed little girl to have you.

Rebecka said...

I got all teary eyed as I read your post. I am so happy for you! And I can't wait for you to kiss on that cute little face of hers as well. Congratulations Mommy!

Anonymous said...

Jessica and Robert you are parents!!!! Congratulations. We will continue to keep you in our prayers. We can't wait to see Ajua!!!
Christine and Brian