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!

...when we fly out I will probably use this blog, but will need to make it private until we return. If you would like to be invited so that you have access to the blog, please leave a comment with your e-mail, or send it in an e-mail to


  1. I'd love an invite.

  2. I'm assuming you know I want an invite... but since I know you've got a lot on your mind, I thought I'd comment anyway. That way, if you save all the comments/ emails for the invite, my comment will be included.

    I'm so excited for you guys! I can't believe it's so close! God has been so faithful to provide, and I KNOW He will continue to do so in time for your travel date. Praying, praying, praying... for paperwork, funding, travel, and your to-do list.

  3. I would love to be able to follow along! Please include me!

    chch7769 at yahoo dot se

    I hope you'll submit soon and that you'll really get to travel in October! Wish you a safe journey and a smooth process in-country!

  4. I would like an invite. I have your button up on my blog.

  5. id love an invite my email is

    good luck i hope everything goes smoothly and quickly and your with your girl soon
    God Bless

  6. Hopefully you know I'd want one too lol! If you send the invite to that would be brilliant!

    Can't wait to see her home!

  7. So excited that you are so close to bringing her home! Prayers for you along the way!

  8. So glad for the invite! I am so excited you are finally getting to bring her home! Prayers for you as you travel this next week! Are you packed yet? :P


  9. Okay, I'm signed up and ready to go! I've got the kids' room ready and Pa Pa and I are looking forward to our adventure in "Grand Land" while you and Tom are having your adventure in "Adoption Land"!