Dossier Mailed to our agency!

Moab! Wishing we were there :)

After a few hiccups and taking all day to assemble, copy and double check I mailed
our dossier today! It will go to our agency and then if all looks well next Friday they will send it to Ethiopia on Friday! WOO HOO! :)
We have moved from being paper chasing to being paper pregnant (in adoption terms)!

The only slight backwards thing about this is we are still waiting for approval from USCIS dept. so our dossier will be translated in ET but our case won't be opened for court until that form is there.
Our agency allowed us to do this because we already have a referral for our 4 children and it will save us time. Praying that I- 171 H form comes soon! (this is the one that can take 75 days to process)

Also, my fingerprints did pass even though the gal at the local office here said they would be rejected. YEA!
God does work out all the details and this was an encouraging news for me!

Wanted to let you all in on this important milestone! :)

fell asleep while reading!



YES! Sheep are now available to purchase for children in Africa :)

is offering ANOTHER grant opportunity through Sunday!! $500 for 1st place!! $300 for 2nd and $200 for 3rd!  WOO HOO!

So if you missed out on last times contest here is another OPPORTUNITY!

Check out the CLEARANCE section!

New CUFF bracelets made by a woman in Kenya and of course shoes, blankets, raincoats and now SHEEP for children in Africa!!

Just select Tracy Autry  in the drop down affiliate bar when you checkout!

And remember we receive 40% of every purchase directly towards our adoption costs! 


Just click on the OH link to the right or on the words Ordinary Hero above :)


Worn down fingerprints?

We had our fingerprint appointments today. The boys did get their appointments for later in the week and were able to get them done today with us. YEA! 
My fingerprints are WORN DOWN on one hand and the gal said they would probably be rejected and I would get another appt. letter in the mail and have to have them redone. Then the FBI would compare the two. I asked her how long it would take and she said they were pretty quick. (I was thinking a few days) Usually a few weeks!! We were hoping to have our dossier sent in by then!!!
Please pray along with us that my fingerprints would "pass" the first time!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter celebrating Jesus' resurrection!


And the winner is.....


We won a $300 grant from Ordinary Hero!!

We came in fourth place but OH decided to give 2 grants per 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place so that moved us to number 2 spot! (A BIG Thank You to Ordinary Hero!)

Thank YOU!
To all of you who purchased from OH and helped us we THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!
With commission and grant money that is over $500 put into our America World Adoption fund! YEA!
P.S. If you missed out you can always order from them and we will still get 40%!  Spring stuff coming soon! :)

You can check out OH's blog and read all about it!



We need YOU! :)

Only 9 hours left of the ORDINARY HERO  20% off sale!!
Remember we earn 40% of every purchase towards bringing our 4 children home from Ethiopia AND are in the top 10 for a $500 grant!! YEA!

PLEASE help us by purchasing t-shirts with a purpose, African jewelry, hats, totes or donations for needy children in Africa. LOTs of COOL products! 
(just select Tracy Autry in the affiliate drop down bar when you checkout)

THANK You to all have helped so far and passed the word along! 

Please continue to let your friends and family know!!

Change the World For One and Speak Up (has verse on back)

Wow! Look at those muscles! :)



Okay... all you friends and family! 

Ordinary Hero is having a SALE...

20% off of all their products through Sunday!

We earn 40% of all sales towards the adoption of our 4 kiddos
if we are top seller we will win a grant of $500!! 

They also have awesome donations of shoes, blankets and raincoats for needy children in Africa if you would rather help in that way!

Just select my name (Tracy Autry) in the drop down bar when you checkout!

Thank you and please pass along!! :)



March- In like a lion out like a lamb
Nope: here is out like a lion

Despite the weather Spring is bustin' out all over!

 is that Randall and I received our fingerprint appointments in the mail for April 25th. YEA!
The prayer request is that the 2 big boys living here would get their appointments soon. Apparently, according to USCIS we have to have an officer assigned to our case to check our homestudy for the other adults living in the house. It's first come first served and could take 75 days to process. I'm not sure if that means process from the time we are assigned an officer or what...I'm calling them back and hopefully will get a more helpful lady :) My first response was to WORRY...and then I realized first of all that does no good and second of all God already knows all this and His timing is perfect. 

Another EXCITING thing for us is that the sweet TEXAS family that took our care packages to our children in Ethiopia called and told me all about the kids. They loved on them and gave the packages to them.
She said they were the sweetest children and they looked and looked at the pictures of our family!
They also took lots of pictures of the children opening their packages and emailed them to us. Our hearts have melted looking at them! They also took video which we should get in the mail soon!

On the home front we are getting ready for graduation and all that entails! We are thankful for the gift of TIME
with our children!