Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Paperchase is OVER!!!!


YEAH!!! We sent in the 2nd mailer yesterday. We were waiting on a document from Homeland Security. We got the form back Monday and we got on the ball to send things in yesterday. The picture of the paperwork doesn't seem like a lot but trust me if it was as large as the number of hours it took to get everything it would be huge!! As my mom said "it takes a village to adopt a child" and it is so true. My sister has helped so much with her reassuring and calming talks. Whenever I called in a panic she told me everything would be okay and reminded me that God had an incredible plan for us and our family. I loved having her go over things to make sure they were okay. Cheryl also helped pick out what pictures we sent in and wrote the captions. My parents international student, Faye, translated the captions into Chinese so the people reading our application will understand more about our life in Waco. My mom has done so, so much from helping me run errands to being a great supporter and cheerleader. We couldn't have finished things without their help! Steve and I are so lucky to have amazing friends and family who have prayed for us and our little girl. THANK YOU!! We are so excited!!!
Of course with me there is always going to be something... I got an email this afternoon that one document I sent in was wrong. I had listed my birthday incorrectly, OOPS! I met Steve one more time to get it notarized again. The guy who has been notarizing our stuff has been very helpful as well. He made us laugh a lot today which was great, I needed that :) Off to FedEx I went and $20 later the form should get there tomorrow.
So we are done for now. Now we wait... and wait... and wait. One frustrating thing is that we will probably have to do most of the paperwork over again after our first 18 months of waiting. At least we will know more of what to do :) In the meantime we are going to work on having lots of fun and enjoying being a twosome for now. I will let you know when we have a LID (log in date, very important!).

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Yea for getting to this milestone! Every one is a step closer to meeting your baby girl- I can't wait!!!

Christian Family said...

YEAH...we are praying for yall...and your precious baby girl...!

Amy said...

It's so true that God has an amazing plan for your family. We are all waiting excitedly with you to see just what (who) that is. And we can't wait to meet your beautiful baby girl! Maybe she'll be just the right age to fall in love with a certain boy due to arrive in March.... :)

Stephanie said...

Great news! Thanks for keeping us updated on the adoption process. I will be praying for your precious one.

Cammie said...

Congrats on the complete dossier!