Thursday, February 9, 2012

Just LOVE Coffee...

We are kicking off a new fundraiser this week and selling African coffee!  $5 of each bag of coffee sold will go towards our adoption expenses.  

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Step in the Right Direction...

We received approval on our Form I-600A application this week! This is where we traveled to St. Louis a few weeks back to get fingerprinted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  We had submitted a copy of our home study when applying instead of an original copy so it slowed things up just a bit. 

The first line of our approval letter kinda makes things feel real and official:
"USCIS would like to congratulate you on your Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition, approval and for completing the first step in the adoption immigration process."!!! Just hearing that we COMPLETED a step is exciting! what?? Well, we are still waiting on the next "match meeting" in Lesotho.  Our agency director told me a couple weeks ago that she didn't know when the next meeting was and a date hadn't been set yet.  For some reason I feel like we will be matched at the next meeting...I don't know why and I guess we'll see but it's just a feeling I get. 

Please continue to pray for that special little one and his/her parents.  I apologize that there isn't exciting and wild news every other week to blog about on this journey.  It's a very slow and uncertain process but "the best things in life are worth waiting for".