Saturday, September 29, 2012

Not much of an update

Anyone familiar with adoption knows that the key word is waiting.  And that's what we are doing...waiting.  But while we wait, God continues to work in our lives and hearts.  Here is what we are up to:

We got to send a care package to our daughter.  We weren't allowed to send anything too valuable...but we sent some things from Country Dollar and photos.  Theoretically, we will get an e-mail when the package is forwarded to her...we haven't received any news yet, so we are guessed it...waiting.

On Thursday, October 4, Todd, Audrey (because she is 18 and lives at home), and I are headed to Jacksonville to be fingerprinted by immigration.  We don't get to pick the appointment time...and of course it is at 8:00 a.m.  Jacksonville is 2 1/2 hours away.  Fun :)

Our goal is that by the time we arrive in Jacksonville, all remaining items (except immigration clearance) will be in our agency's hands so that the second our clearance comes through, our agency will begin the process of sending our dossier to China.  I say beginning the process because after all the paperwork is in there are a myriad of certifications, authentication, and other things that have to happen before our dossier is actually sent.

So, we are getting close.  And that's something to be thankful for!