Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Signed the FINAL adoption papers

We are excited to be able to share with you that we met with our adoption worker yesterday (December 22, 2009) and the lawyer to sign the final adoption papers and court documents!!! There are no more papers to sign. We now wait for the judge to review all the documents before declaring the final adoption order. Our Christmas gift this year arrived in March when Seth was born and we were selected as the foster-adopt home for two brothers! Yesterday's signing of the final adoption papers 3 days before Christmas was just icing on the cake!!! Really, Hayden & Seth are the best Christmas gifts I have ever received!!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


...our two sons Hayden Dustin Carioni and Seth Joseph Carioni!!!! We signed the long-awaited adoption papers on Thursday, November 5, 2009!!!!!!!!! On Thursday, March 26, 2009 we received the phone call from our adoption worker that we had been selected as the foster-adopt home for a baby that was born a few days earlier and his older brother. Grant was in Texas for work that day and hopped on the first plane back home to meet his son Seth. Seth was in the NICU for just over a week and we stayed with him there until he was ready to come home with us. His big brother Hayden moved into our home from a foster home on June 22, 2009. Our long journey has a happy ending. The process is not yet finalized through the courts, but our boys are now officially Carioni's and that's all that matters to us!!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

One Year Anniversary

March 11, 2009 marked the one year anniversary of our home study being approved and sadly there's nothing yet to share. We moved into a new house Dec. 15, 2008, a larger 5-bedroom house with an amazing backyard that's perfect for kids to play.  The first room I completed was the nursery hoping it will be home for a special little someone and be the room for our first overnight guest. Let's just say, our guest room has been used more frequently. I have been focusing my energy on a new "project" and I hope to be starting a support group through my church for women experiencing infertility. I'll let you know how it goes :)
We appreciate the your continued support and prayers. We hope to be able to share some good news with you soon!