Monday, March 30, 2009
We finally got our fingerprint date and the official word our paperwork was in, so as far as I know, we are considered active to receive a referral! We go for the prints next week and then once those process we will be cleared for travel. Yay! I find myself jumping a little when the phone rings now, as it could be "the call" saying they have a child for us. It still feels a little surreal to me at this point. Beginning to wonder if it will hit me before I find myself on a 20 something hour plane ride half way across the world.....
Monday, March 16, 2009
Well, good news! Our paperwork and money we sent to immigration recently was officially processed. We know this because our check was cashed. However, we still haven't received the letter stating it has been begun to be processed and issuing us a fingerprinting date. When this piece does come, we will officially be able to receive a referral. Currently I think we are the next family on the list to receive a referral. Yay! This news came on the heels of what we were afraid was a huge set back. We learned that we sent the paperwork initially to the wrong office and then were told by immigration to send it to another office which turned out to also be the wrong office. And on top of that, I learned that I made the cashiers check out to the wrong department and that no one could locate the paperwork, but the check had been cashed. We called several people to pray and in less than 24 hours, we heard back from our agency that as far as they could tell, all was well. So, I will feel 100% better when we have our approval in our hands. Please keep praying, and for those of you who read this before March 23 or so, please also pray for my brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew, and others in Uganda. Visit their blog found at kissesfromkatie.blogspot.com. Read Katie's blog while you are at it. It will ignite a passion for the fatherless, and I pray will spark you into action on their (the orphans) behalf. Not everyone is called to take and orphan in, but many of you are. All of us are called to care for the fatherless in some capacity. It is a wild ride, but let me say, I wouldn't miss it for the world. Thanks for reading and praying!