"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Submitted to PAIR

This is the first step in getting our daughter home.  We are thrilled that this happened so quickly for us!!!!  2 weeks and 2 days after our referral.  This is just a whole bunch of paperwork that needs to be submitted for Pre-Approval Immigration Review.  Basically, they review all of the information and determine if any further information is needed.  Once we pass through this, we can get a court date.  We expect this process to take 2-4 months.  Praying it happens quickly!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The CALL!!!

It happened.  It Finally happened.  No more DTE dates to record.  39 months, the last and final.  39 long months.  We got the call and accepted the referral for the most beautiful 5 month old baby girl I have ever laid eyes on.  We are so completely in love!  God has done immeasureably more than we asked or could have imagined.  It is so surreal.  I feel like I am dreaming!!!  

This happened on Monday, July 7th.  It was at 2:34 pm.  I was at work and I was in the middle of feeding a baby.  I had my phone in my pocket and felt it vibrating and I peeked in and saw the area code of my agency.  I screamed out "it's my adoption agency".  I put the baby back in bed and ran out of the room shaking.  Two of my sweetest work friends heard about it quickly and ran into the breakroom as I was on the call.  They conferenced Joel in and she told us all the details.  I could not stop shaking and I still cannot stop shaking.   It may not seem real until she is home in my arms.  We are hoping and praying that she will be home before her first birthday!!!  

The best phone call I have EVER received!!!