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.

1 comment:

  1. Been following your blog for a while now! Does your church know you are in this process? We have some friends from our old church from college that are adopting and quite a few families in the church gave their monthly tithe to them to pay for adoption fees! Just an idea, you might want to talk to your pastor or if you are in a small group throw out the idea. God does not say the money has to go to the church for a tithe, we tithe to my brother in law and sister all the time when they need it! Can't wait for you to get sweet baby A!!