Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Adoption Update

First of all, I wanted to say THANK YOU!!! to the people who donated to our FSP!    Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!  I know this is a bit late, but I have not forgotten!  It was so exciting to see that $0 go to $125!!!   So thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts!  It is awesome to know that people who don't know us (and who do) are so very generous!!  :))  Every dollar helps us get closer to our girl!!  :))

We are still waiting on our homestudy to be done. We have been told we should have the first draft by this Friday, and I am really hoping that will be the case!  Then if everything looks okay to us and our placement agency, it has to be sent to the State of Colorado to be approved.  That is one of the requirements of our state.  I'm hoping that it won't take too long to get that part done, because I am very anxious to get our stuff sent to USCIS.  I have "heard" that I800A's are being processed relatively quickly lately.  I'm hoping we can get ours in while this is still the case.  If there's anyone reading this that can either confirm this or has experienced something different recently, please leave a comment and let me know!  :)   The quicker that part is done, the sooner we can send our dossier! 
Our dossier for China seems to be somewhat easy I'm excited to say.  Although I use the term easy loosely.  We are not done with it yet, and my only other experience with putting together a dossier is the one we did for Ukraine.  And anyone who has adopted from Ukraine knows that Ukraine's dossier is certainly not easy (kind of a big pain in the rear really). Ha! 
It seems like things are moving super slow.  I know, it's only been a couple months.  And I really wish I had some updated pictures of our girl.  But since I don't, I will have to just share this one again.  I never get tired of looking at her sweet face!  I just wanna go get her and give her big hugs and kisses!  I want to get through all of this time consuming paperwork and just bring our little girl home!  I absolutely cannot wait to meet her! 

Isn't she just so beautiful?!?

Well, that is about it for my update.  Please pray that our homestudy gets done super fast and that we can get through the USCIS part quickly too! Thank you!!

It's hard to believe we were back in Ukraine on our 2nd trip last year on this day getting all the last pieces of paperwork ready so we could pick up our girls from the orphanage forever!   And a year ago today we FOR SURE weren't thinking we would be sending our paperwork back to USCIS to bring another daughter home!  :)  But I'm so glad we are!!!  Thank you God for allowing us to do this again!!


Barb said...

She is beautiful, I agree. Partially because she looks a lot like our little girl from Hong Kong. Congrats on the homestudy! We just got ours done today because we are going back for a little boy with DS now. I hope you are right and I800A's are quicker now! That would be great. Good luck and beautiful family!

juli said...

So excited for you guys....praying that next steps go super fast for you. Can't wait for her to find out she has a mommy working fast to get her home!!!

And your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it", whenever you turn to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21

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