"By adopting a child and helping them reach their potential, they help us reach ours. An adopted child is not an unwanted child; to the contrary. They are a child who was searched for, prayed for, cried for, begged for; received by arms that ached, making empty hearts full. Love is meant to be shared." Author unknown

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

One month down...

As of tomorrow, it has been once month since we began the process to adopt Noel and we've come a long way in that time. 

Today, I sent off all, but two, of the documents needed for our Dossier to the Chinese Consulate in China to be authenticated.  This is the third and final stage for these documents. Upon their return, they will be fully complete, ready and waiting for the final two to catch up.

One of the final documents we need are the home study, which is fully written and is being reviewed by our agency.  The hold up for completion is we are still waiting on our fingerprint results to come back.  Please pray that we get these soon. It has been 3 weeks since they were submitted.  Once we have those and we are "cleared" our home study is complete. 

We need the completed home study to for the second item, which is the I-800A application that grants us "permission," from the US, to adopt a child. It will take about two months to receive, the "approval" letter.

Once approved, we can submit our dossier to China and wait for our Official Letter of Acceptance to adopt Noel.

Oh how I pray, some of these processes go quicker than expected.

We are one month closer to brining Noel home and for that I praise the Lord!!!

1 comment:

  1. Praying that things move swiftly... looking forward to meeting that sweet girl when you finally get to bring her home. :)


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