For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you a hope and a future. Jer. 29:11

Friday, July 22, 2011

Oh HAPPY Day!!!

UPDATE on our Adoption Paperwork:

February 5-11, 2011-Went to Haiti on a Mission Trip

March 1, 2011- Contacted Clarity Group and East Tennessee Adoption Services

March 9, 2011-Recieved our dossier prep package from Clarity Group and went to work on getting our dossier together.

March 15, 2011- Home Visit with our Social Worker, Mary Harmon

March 22, 2011-Individual interview with Mary Harmon

March 30, 2011- Woody's individual interview with Mary Harmon

May 19, 2011- Homestudy Complete

May 23, 2011-Mailed I600A form to USCIS to get our fingerprinting appointment

June 3, 2011- Dossier mailed for Translation

June 9-16, 2011- Trip to Haiti to visit Cadonia and the other girls at the orphanage in Camatin

June 23, 2011- Translated copy of dossier received

July 5, 2011 Woody, Josh, Jordan and I went to Nashville for our fingerprinting appointment

July 6, 2011- Paperwork mailed to Hatian Consulate in Chicago for stamping

July 11, 2011-Received dossier back from Chicago, three copies were made and sorted

OH HAPPY DAY-July 20, 2011-Dossier was hand delievered to Haiti by our friend Preston Cunningham who went to visit his girls Redgina and Jesula

July 21, 2011-Received USCIS Favorable Determination Letter (Approval from the US to adopt internationally)

July 23, 2011 Received our US Embassy Appointment in Haiti for August 30th. Even though it is a little early in the process to do this step we are going to be going with 4 other families that are adopting. This has to be renewed online every 45 days until Cadonia comes home.

I must say, the last four months feel like they have held alot of blood, sweat, and tears or at least copying, running paperwork around the state and a few papercuts!! We have been so anxious to get this dossier complete and to Haiti but I must admit that I felt stange letting it out of my sight.

We had two groups of friends that were able to pray over the dossier with us, which was so special. We know that we have been called to this journey, that God is in control and it will all happen in His time!!

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