Thursday, May 24, 2007

Accepted Referral!!!

O.k., so i'm freaking out right now and shaking as I type this!! I just informed the agency that Brett and I are sooo excited to accept our referral of Han Tsai-Yi! It's been an emotional rollercoaster these past few days as nothing in life is certain or a guarantee but we have to go with our gut and as my cousin said, and I quote: "You have to just DIVE RIGHT IN!" Thanks Lia, I agree! :)
Please pray that she will be WELL taken care of by her foster family and will flourish! We sooo look forward to bringing her home!
Thanks for all your support!

Monday, May 21, 2007

First Entry . . .

Hello! Welcome to the Korensky Family Blog! I am new at this, so please excuse any typos or grammatical errors you may come upon. We are all so excited to announce the wonderful news of our baby girl referral!!!

It all started on my birthday, May 17th, 4pm . . . the phone rang and it was Tien, our adoption coordinator! She announced the wonderful news of our referral, Han Tsai-Yi! She's an adorable girl, born August 17th, 2006.
She was born 8:17 (not sure a.m. or p.m.) in Huwei Town, Yunlin County, Taiwan!

She was recently given up by a mother who desperately wanted to keep her, but due to financial restrictions could not. I'm sure she was loved to the fullest and well taken care of, we hope to have her in our arms soon!

Travel will most likely be b/t 4-6 months, after the Taiwan Courts have processed the paperwork.
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Han Tsai-Yi Referral Photos

You can imagine how we felt when we saw her big beautiful eyes for the first time! We pray that she is well taken care of while she's in Taiwan and hope to bring her home sooooonnnnnn!!!!!Many people ask me what my timeline was like, so I've submitted it below:


September 25, 2006: Filled out application with our Agency, Journeys of the Heart . . . .scheduled Dr. appointments, sent for marriage and birth certificates, notarized, notarized, notarized!!!

November 16, 06: Turned in ppwk to JOH

December 2006: Approved thru DCFS of Illinois

January 3, 2007: First homestudy appointment

January 6, 2007: Second homestudy appointment & mailed I-600A application

January 26, 2007: Brtt and I fingerprinted for I-600A application

January 27-28th, 2007: Attended adoption education classes thru JOH

February 14, 2007: Erin at JOH emailed me saying our homestudy was finished being reviewed and sent to our SW for some updated changes.

March 8, 2007: Homestudy notarized and completed!! Roughly 10 families ahead of us for referrals . . .

April 12, 2007: Received approved 1-171H form in the mail-YAY!

MAY 17th, 2007: REFERRAL DAY!!!!!!