Join Angela, Axel, Abel and Asher as they welcome their new sibling home.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Done


Our homestudy is finally done. That process took f.o.r.e.v.e.r.! Some go so fast, and others...not so much! Ours was one of them, mostly because we're a complicated family. But then, I knew that going into this! LOL

Today I am bringing another large check to the homestudy agency, and then our homestudy will be sent off to USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) From there they will send another notice to the US embassy in the country we specified, giving approval for us to adopt. This gives the Embassy the ability to issue a visa to our new child. Without that form...no visa...no adoption.

Dean and I agreed several weeks ago that once our homestudy is on its way to USCIS, we would have to make some tough decisions about who we're bringing home. It's a money game, one that is controlled by timing. In this world of adoption, the lives of children are intertwined with our bank accounts and the calendar. Of course God is in control of ALL of those things...it's up to us to make decisions about them and trust that we're making the right ones.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the completion of this massive task - and prayers for the rest of your journey -

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