Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Long Overdue

I haven't updated in a long time, so we have had quite a bit happen that I need to share.

We got our fingerprinting done with the US government, followed by getting approval to adopt from this side (US). We finished up our paperwork by getting some official seals put on all of the documents in the state capitol. Then...we mailed our dossier off to Ana's country!

We mailed out a little over a week ago. Hopefully it will be received soon and things can move on there.

What happens next? Well, our documents will be translated and then submitted to the government in Ana's country. Submitting is done on Mondays, so we hope for this coming Monday, or perhaps the next Monday. We will have to wait and see. Then we will get a travel date not too long after that. We are hoping to travel by the end of this month! It seems so strange to finally say that. As quick as our adoption has been, it still feels like a long time to wait.

All that is left for us to do is pack...and pray. We have been so blessed by the Lord with much of our financial needs provided. We started out needing $24,000. We now need a little over $7,000. How wonderful is that!?

Now we just wait and see how God provides the rest of that $7,000 for us in the next week to week and a half =).

Thanks for all the support and prayers. I am excited to be writing you soon from Ana's country!

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