Sewing for someone

Mark and I made the decision to adopt a baby girl from Rwanda on Father’s Day.

Two months later, we’re in the middle of our homestudy. We’ve completed most of our paperwork, but still need to meet with our social worker at least one more time. We are also waiting for our FBI background check, which will hopefully be done in September or October. From there we have maybe two more months of paper chasing before our dossier will go to Rwanda.

And then we have something like 6-18 months of waiting to hear that we are approved by the Rwandan government to adopt. From there, the process moves quickly and our daughter will come home within a few months.

Even though she will not be in my arms for at least another year, I am starting to get ready for our sweet little girl. Over the summer, I have been busy sewing.

My mom bought our family an African American baby doll and I’ve been sewing things for the doll. I’ve been making a quilt. I cut up a merino wool sweater and made a little sweater dress with matching leg warmers. I even made our little one a shower cap to keep her hair dry in the bath.

When Mark and I went to Korea, I bought fabric for her crib set. I found fabric for blankets and dresses and other sweet little things.

I feel a little like nesting, but we have a long time to get ready for this girl.

As I get this blog going, I hope to add pictures of my sewing projects!

Sara Brinton

sara@defenseofthefatherless.com

SARA BRINTON is a writer and entrepreneur with a passion for reforming international adoption and orphan care. She leads marketing for Noonday Collection, a business that uses fashion to create opportunity in developing countries. Sara and her husband, Mark, live in Austin, Texas with their four children, including daughter Gabrielle who was adopted from Uganda.

1 Comment
  • Kathleen

    August 19, 2010 at 4:43 pm Reply

    I’m so looking forward to hearing about your journey! I will be praying for patience in God’s timing, as well as for your daughter. This is so exciting!

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