Our paperwork will go TOMORROW!!! After a loooooong day of driving back from Alabama (think screaming, crying little boys that did not want to be strapped in car seats ALL day) I had to go by the old house and check the mail. My hand started shaking when I saw we got something from US citizenship and immigration. I open and it is our 1-600A approval!!!!! Almost 12 weeks to the day from when we were fingerprinted we finally get our approval. For the past 6 weeks I have been looking for this lone piece of paper that is a "notice of favorable determination concerning application for advance processing of orphan petition." Needless to say, after 6 weeks of dissapointment, I started bawling as I read it. (the loooong car trip after burying my Grandma yesterday no doubt may have affected my emotions) But, at the same time, when you are forced to wait for something, it makes getting it that much sweeter. Kinda a tribute to adopting a child, no? All this waiting, praying, hoping and wishing for Leah has got me loving my sweet little girl so much I can hardly stand it. Now our paperwork will (finally) be going to South Korea tomorrow to await being matched with our little girl. Next up, the phone call that will change our lives. (in 4-8 short months from now)
And you know what? I just can't wait!
Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families. Psalms 68:5-6
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- We are waiting to adopt our fourth child from the U.S.A. I am a momma to three other awesome children and wife to the love of my life. My boys are homegrown and my daughter is adopted from S. Korea . We cannot wait to meet our next baby!
Yay!!! So very glad you have that precious piece of paper.ReplyDelete
YAY!!! How exciting!!! Now it's really going to get interesting... :-)ReplyDelete
I'm so happy to hear that it's finally there. I've been thinking about you. I'm sure it has been an emotionally exhausting several days. Yay for paperwork heading to Korea. Can't wait for that day! So glad it FINALLY happened. BTW - I thought of you at the waiting parents meeting - I talked with a couple of other couples who have gone through something similar - then S kinda mentioned that she had it out for USCIS! ;)ReplyDelete
oh this is WONDERFUL!!!!! i'm so happy to be reading this! i'm so happy for you!!!! praying more along the lines of the 4 months not 8!ReplyDelete
Oh gosh!!! Finally!!! Couldn't be happier for you!ReplyDelete
Hip! Hip! Hurray!ReplyDelete
So so happy for you and your family! Can't wait to read all of the interesting posts that are sure to be in your future :)ReplyDelete
YES!!! Such great news!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad that we'll be waiting together! Hopefully it'll be closer to 4 months for both of us! :)ReplyDelete
Getting those pieces of paper is SO IMPORTANT and SO worth celebrating. I used to do a little jig at the mail box each time we'd get something else. Congratulations. :-)ReplyDelete
At the time we were quoted 6-8 months and it ended up being 4 for us and most other couples.
Fabulous news! Sorry I'm late in cheering for you!ReplyDelete
YES! As someone else who had major CIS issues (with our I-600 not I-600A but still), I totally understand your excitement at seeing that piece of paper in your mailbox FINALLY. 4-8 months will FLY! That's so awesome.ReplyDelete