Sunday, January 22, 2012

I800A APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So if you are friends with me on facebook, you may already know this. But if you're not....

Well, we actually got it Thursday (Jan 19th) but I got a lovely email from our officer today letting us know we had been approved. I thought that was SUPER nice of her!! She actually sent me an email yesterday saying she had been assigned as our officer and she would be reviewing our file. But I never got it because for some reason it went to my Spam email. Ugh!! But that's okay because it made the email that I got today that much more exciting!! (so thankful I got that one).  I was yelling in excitement and the boys got all excited and everything!! I was hoping we would have it by next Friday, so for it to come this week was just amazing!!!   Yay!!

I just want to say THANK YOU to all who prayed for a quick approval! We were fingerprinted on the 27th so that is right at 3 weeks and 3 days from then.  Exactly 7 weeks from the day they received our application, so that makes it 49 days I guess. Woohoo!! Super awesome and thank you God!!!

It should get here in the mail by Monday I am guessing. Then we have to get a copy of it notarized and send it to the Colorado Sec. of State and get their certificate, then straight to Washington D.C. and get Hilary Clinton's signature again (Lol) and the Chinese Embassy authentication. Then it will go straight to our agency and hopefully then, straight to China!!


Girls, we are coming for you!!

It seems like it has taken forever to get to this point! This is a HUGE step!!  Now it is only a matter of months.  I am so excited!  Once we get our letter of approval from China, we can send care packages to the girls.  We will include photo albums so the girls can start getting to recognize our faces and know that they have a Mommy and Daddy coming.  And lots of big brothers and 3 little sisters, too!  

Now, I just wish we lived closer to Denver.  I am seriously considering just driving up there with our paperwork though.  It's about 7 hours to Denver from here, but it would probably save us several days of processing time and overnighting back and forth if I do that. If I walk our paperwork in, they will expedite it and have it done while I wait.  But if I mail it in, who knows how long it will take to process. Then I could just mail it to D.C. from Denver. Hmmm... I just might be seeing a road trip in our future.
I wrote the above paragraphs on Friday and planned to post it that night. Then everything hit the fan, so to speak, and I am just now getting this posted Sunday morning. We had a rough weekend. I got sick and several of the kids were sick with some kind of stomach bug. I especially hate stomach bugs!  Hopefully no one else will get it!  I feel much better, though, so at least the household can start functioning again.  Although, I have to say my hubby did a great job of cleaning up after everyone and doing laundry.  Thanks hon! 

What a beautiful Sunday morning!!  Have a great rest of the weekend everyone!!


Barb said...

Congratulations! Glad to see they picked up the pace a little on the I800A! hope everyone is feeling better and good luck with rest of the paperwork!

Melissa said...

Congrats on the I800A!! Hope you are over your bugs soon!

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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