Monday, December 29, 2008

I800A Form is in!

Last week on Tuesday, December 23rd our dossier consultant emailed us and our social worker and said our home study had been approved (they had to make a few revisions so it was now ready-Yah!), Tiffany, our social worker, made all the copies and got them notarized and mailed them to us on Christmas Eve. We received them in the mail on Friday the 26th and Jaime had already completed the I800A form so he took that along with the home study and all the attachments (copies of birth certificates, marriage license, etc.) to FedEx on Saturday and the government received it this morning at 9:15 a.m. Amazing that all that took place in less than a week and Christmas was in the middle of that as well! So, this is our final step before sending our dossier to China, we have to wait for our I800A (immigration and finger printing) to be completed which can take a few months and once we get that back we send that, along with many other documents to China for our dossier and get our LID (log in date) and that is when the 'real' wait time officially starts with the agency and China! But at least we are just one more step closer to getting our daughter, Please pray this next step doesn't take too long and we can get our dossier sent to China in early 2009! Hope everyone has a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 15, 2008

We're ok to adopt!!

Well, if you read my last post, you'll know what I'm referring to, but we are ok to adopt even with our oldest daughter making a toy gun with our social worker on her last visit with us! Tiffany, the social worker, turned in the full home study report to Great Wall (the adoption agency) on Wednesday, November 26th, the day before Thanksgiving and sent us a copy too! And thank you Lord, she didn't even mention the toy gun, all she did was refer to Abby as a 'very imaginative child'!! Yah!! Let me tell you just how much I was relieved!! And not only that but she also said in her words 'This Great Wall Social Worker finds Jaime and Melissa Reyes to be excellent candidates for adoption of a third child'!! Yippee!! Anyway, Great Wall took about 2 weeks to review it and sent us and Tiffany an email last week commenting on how well put together this home study was (great job Tiffany) and there was just a few revisions to make so once those are made and sent back to Great Wall then our next step is to send the home study along with our I800A form (something for immigration) and they will schedule us appointments for fingerprinting. The only bad/sad part about this next step is that it can take up to 90 days, yes, that's right 90 days, so essentially 3 months!! But it's out of our control, it's all in God's hands and I know His timing is perfect, so we just have to be patient. So far things have been moving right along so I just pray they continue to do so. Thanks to all of you for your prayers and support. We'll continue to keep you posted on the next steps of our adoption journey!!