Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
On the adoption front, we are hoping to have an update by the end of the week as to our I-600 submission. As soon as we do we will post! As the 9/1 deadline looms ever so close, our prayers are with those families still waiting on a referral. Please know that we think about you all!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
We have had our our ups and downs, total meltdowns and days like 6/13/08 when we were matched with our little girl. All the paperwork, late nights early mornings, hundreds upon hundreds of miles driven to and from places. Wow, it has been a long year. But looking back the amount of information and knowledge we have gained is so immense. People ask why it takes so long. Honestly it is hard to really make them understand, but really we are lucky. VERY LUCKY. In December last year, when we were place on the waiting list to be matched with a child, we were told to expect 12-18 months for the period. It was just over six due to the news process regarding our dossier and hustling to get things done.
We have seen just over 11,000 different visitors since we started the site. People from all over the world. It is really fun to see! Thanks to everyone for staying tuned. The best parts are still to come. We dread though that time is coming to a standstill once again for us. We are finding it more difficult to stay busy as we wait for these next approvals. Our other Holt PAPs that are waiting like us know how it feels. We are seeing new TAs (travel approvals) which is great and we hope to see more! One day, it will be our turn. Just gotta be patient a tad bit longer, and for me..I have normally had all the patience in the world, but now it seems that is being tested. Both Tricia and I are having dreams about Sophie, normally each night. Anywho, things will get there. November will be here soon. Thanks again for joining us! Stay tuned!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
We think that in the next week or so, we should receive our letter confirmation (via e-mail) that the USCIS in Saigon is in receipt of our I-600 paperwork and the processing wait of around 45 days begins. Since VN is 12 hours ahead of us, most PAPs say they wake up one morning and presto in their e-mail there is the notice. It is one of the things we look forward to during weekday mornings. We then have Sophie's dossier approval by the MOJ/DOJ, People's Committee Approval, and then I-600 approval.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
My cousin Nikki came to visit last night and she brought gifts! She works at The Gap (uh oh) and she has her older cousins taste (me) in clothes and shopping. And of course Grandma and Grandad had to buy more books for her. Grandma is a teacher and well we all know that teachers love books. I bet our little princess will be very smart! Thanks Grandma, Grandad and Nikki. We love you!
Monday, August 4, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008