Finally! I finally feel like some sort of progress is being made! Last night I received a draft of the Home Study. It was written beautifully! Our draft is now being reviewed by our adoption consultant and I will pick up the certified copy tomorrow! EXCITING!
What is even more exciting is the fact that I will pick it up, put it with our I600a and go straight to Fed Ex! Then I will race home, scan it, and upload to DropBox so our translator can access it to begin translating our Dossier!
I am so excited I can barely contain myself!
I cannot begin to describe the ways God has been working over the last week. I can’t get into everything here, but trust me when I say – HE IS WORKING! Here is just ONE example:
I live in a neighborhood where we all try to get to know each other – become a sort of “community” in the true sense of the word. I created an “event” on Facebook to sort of broadcast our “Be a Piece of the Puzzle” fundraiser. One of my neighbors down the street signed up to begin selling Stella & Dot jewelry. She offered to donate ALL of her commission from my jewelry show to our adoption! This totally came out of now where. How could I say no to this? So, I will be hosting a Stella & Dot trunk show on Friday, September 14th! So excited! I am also so very thankful and grateful that she would offer to do this. How special is she? If you love Stella & Dot, or even if you don't, my show is already "live" and you can access it here:
I know that in the adoption world waiting is the norm, but I am so excited that our home study is done, our documents are in translation and on Thursday morning, USCIS will receive our I600a via Fed Ex that I am almost bursting out of my skin! These very important steps will bring us closer to meeting the daughter God has for our family!