Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thank you US Government!

Finally.....after what has to be a record setting 4 1/2 months of agonizing waiting, we received our Immigration Approval on Friday. This officially allows us to bring our daughter home as a US Citizen. We never anticipated this step to take so long, but we were some of the lucky people that applied right about the time the Government was changing their procedures for approval and I guess we got caught up in the red tape. Anyway, it's in, we're approved, and we sent our last mailer of things to our agency yesterday. After they compile everything into our official dossier, it will be sent to China. All we have to do now is wait for our "log-in" date. This is the date that we become officially registered with the Chinese government on the waiting list for placement with a child. It helps us figure out where we stand in comparison to others as they receive referrals for children. I think they have just recently placed kids with families who had log in dates of Feb 2006. So....it's going to be a while for us. But it feels great to know that we are almost there in terms of being registered. We know the wait is going to be long, but at least the time we spend waiting will truly be counting for something now. We are thrilled! One more baby step down....many more to go! Thanks to all of you who have been praying for us and this process. We know those prayers do not go unheard and we are so grateful.

2 comments:

  1. That's awesome! I'm so excited for you guys!

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  2. Yea!!! Congratulations!

    And Happy Thanksgiving!

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