Wednesday, June 29, 2011



Monday, June 27, 2011


This is going to be short because I am too excited to stand here and type I must keep running around my house and yelling every 5 seconds because I am so excited! We have a USCIS officer!!!! This is HUGE she said we should have approval in 7 to 10 business days!!!!! Ahhhhh this means we should have our USCIS approval by July 8th (please be praying we also get our FBI background check soon) after we get it we will take our dossier to get aposilled then mail it off to our agency our agency has to do something that takes about a month then they mail it to Eastern Europe and it will take about a month to get translated then we should get our invitation to travel not long after that. AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! We could be traveling for the first time in September I can't believe it! I can't wait to hold Baby A in my arms for the first time!!!! 

Please keep spreading the word about Baby A's adoption we still need at least $2000 in our chip in to be able to pay for the dossier prep. fees. This money has to be in our chip in and not our Reece's Rainbow account so that we can send our agency a check as soon as we mail off our dossier (hopefully by July 13th!!!!!). 

Thank you all for your prayers and financial support. We are so blessed! 

Please keep praying for the process to move along quickly and for God's will to be done! To God be the glory alone!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

wait, wait, wait

I am beyond excited to tell you guys that our dossier is ready to be notarized. I felt like this day would never come and I can tell you it is such a relief to know all we now have to do it wait, wait, wait. Well I say it's a relief it's a relief not felling like there is always something to do. Since February I have been going non stop working as hard and as fast as I could to get everything ready and now we wait. I called USCIS today and they are just now working one April's applications, we sent ours in the middle of May so now we wait. I also called the FBI and our application was entered into their system on May 25 and she said it would take 6 weeks to get our background checks back from that date booo. I am really hoping and praying things mover a little faster but I can rest knowing God is sovereign over all things including the timing of all the paperwork After we get our golden ticket (USCIS clearance) and our FBI background checks back we will take our dossier to get appostilled then off it goes to our agency. I fell like we are so close but so far away at the same time.

We are planning a super huge garage sale to raise money for the dossier prep fees and I'm sure we will do a few other fundraisers too. We will get the money from Reece's Rainbow after we travel for the first time and officially commit to his adoption in Eastern Europe. We will have to pay our agency $3,500 once we send them our dossier so the money raised for this needs to go in our chip in not our Reece's Rainbow account (in case anyone wanted to donate). Even though raising $3,500 in just a few short weeks seems impossible I am just trusting God and trying not to stress.

I will let y'all know as soon as we have more updates.

Monday, June 6, 2011

USCIS appointment & FBI

Jason and I had our biometrics or what is commonly called fingerprints taken today at the USCIS office and everything went GREAT. We were in and out of there in about ten minutes. We walked in handed them our appointment letters they gave us an application to fill out then we waited all of 5 minutes to go back and have our fingerprints taken. It was super cool how they did it no black ink for these guys they put our fingers on this little piece of glass that is somehow connected to a scanner and the computer and one by one our fingerprints were scanned in the computer. Then they handed us a comment card to rate their services and we were out the door. It was kinda funny they didn't really give us much of a choice on filling it out, they just handed it to us and said go sit over there and fill this out then you are free to leave. That was it after that we left and were both kinda in shock at how easy it was.

I called the USCIS office today to see if we had been appointed and officer and I was so bummed out to hear we have not been assigned an officer yet. Will you please join me in praying they will assign us an officer soon. I know the person I want to be our officer but we can't request who we want so if you could also be praying if it is the Lord's will that we will get the officer I am thinking of :)

The other thing is our FBI background checks are not even in the FBI's system yet so if you could also be praying that this would go quickly I would appreciate it!

We are almost done with everything for our dossier which I am so excited about so once that's done we will just be waiting on USCIS and the FBI. Kinda cool to say you are waiting on the FBI ha

Those are the only updates I have and I will keep you posted once more come up.

Have a great day!