Thursday, August 26, 2010

Another letter in the mail

We got another letter today saying the State's National Visa center that received our approved I600A form for our advanced processing of Orphan Petition. The letter was informing us that within 3-5 days our petition will be forwarded to the appropriate visa-issuing post where the adoption interview will take place. I don't know exactly what all that means (as you can tell I pretty much copied it directly from the letter) but it sounds like we are getting closer. ;)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Approved to bring our baby girl back to the states

We got our I-600A orphan petition paperwork in the mail that states we are able to bring our baby girl home. We received the confirming paperwork on Thursday. Still not much news otherwise. Still waiting to be matched. I haven't heard of any new babies being brought to the orphanage yet. I did get a super cute pink skirt from a yard sale this weekend for a quarter. I love a good deal. Please pray for our baby girl's health and safety... and for us to be matched quickly. Thanks!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A little less clutter but not much news

I cleaned out our future baby girl's room a little bit more last week. It is starting to look cuter and cuter. My mom got us this adorable owl pillow which I love! Kim made the bedskirt for the crib which fits perfectly and is fabulous.

I wish I had more news to add to this post as far as the adoption process is going but we still haven't heard anything about being matched. We can't take any next steps until we hear something from HOGL. I've heard all the babies currently at the orphanage are all matched. We are praying that we are at the top of the waiting list for the next baby girl. Trusting God seems like it should be such an easy thing but I definitely struggle with it. I want God's timing to match up with mine. I want to be matched two months ago. I wanted to be pregnant two years ago. I want lots of things that don't seem to work out the way I think they should. It's crazy that looking back on things seem so much easier than being in the middle of them. When I take the time to picture it in my head, looking back I just know how thankful I will be for all this waiting because it is helping me depend on God more. Looking back at this time in our lives and all this waiting I know it will make me so so grateful for the chance to love and raise a beautiful our baby girl. Sigh...I am ready to be able to look back on this time and not be in the middle of it. Please pray that we will learn lots during this time of waiting.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Fingerprints done

Greg and I drove to Charlotte late last night for our fingerprint appointment this morning. Our appointments were scheduled for 8 and 9am but we were out of there by 8:30am. It was short and sweet. So glad they scheduled us to come to Charlotte instead of Charleston. It has been nice spending the day with my sister and nieces and nephews. They didn't even use ink at the fingerprint office, everything is computerized. We felt like we were in a Batman movie with all the crazy technology. One step closer to being matched and brining home our baby girl. Thanks for continuing to pray for us throughout this exciting journey we're on.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

One day at a time...

We go tomorrow morning to Charlotte bright and early to get our fingerprints done at the Department of Homeland Security. We got our addendum added to our home study confirming that we now have a pet piggy in our household. Our home study was resent to DSS, Department of homeland Security and HOGL. We were given updated copies as well. I heard that the two little baby boys at HOGL have now been matched. Now we are just doing more waiting and trying to be patient as God matches us with our little girl. I am hopeful every day....waiting for that phone call or email.