Glory Be! She's FREE! We have a new Daughter!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Guess what we did today (actually Yesterday)!




This is what a happy mommy and daddy look like!

Guess what we did today!

WE GOT FINGERPRINTED!!!! It was so exciting.

After a day of phone tag with my "friend" at the USCIS, I finally spoke to her on Tuesday morning at 8:30 am. She was so nice and so helpful. She received our overnight package and promised to work on our case over the next week. She asked for my email address and contact phone number. Within 30 minutes--we had the documents in hand to go and get fingerprinted.

What an amazing turnaround!

I never dreamed (but really hoped) that we would get this important step done so quickly!

What happens next:

* We need to receive the I-171 form that allows us to travel with an orphan (should receive within 2-4 weeks)
* Drive to Austin--get everything authenticated.
* Fedex our package to AW in Virginia. Hopefully, our papers will be in ET sometime in July. It may be later or quicker!

What can you pray for:

* Quick delivery of the I-171 
* FUNDS--we need $3200 to send in with our paperwork to AW. We know God will supply all our needs.

Praising God for:

* His faithfullness and peace.  It is hard to remember sometimes but he IS in control of every detail.
* We are finding Joy in the Journey. This is a difficult and lengthy process but we are so encouraged by all that has happened so far.

Thank you to all our family and friends that continue to pray for us.

3 comments:

ethiHOPEia said...

Yeah! This is so exciting. I am glad you had some happy news to share with all of us!
Blessings,
Hilary
PS your bibs are hanging up in our kitchen so I see them every day. :)

Dietrich & Amy Lusse said...

Yeah!!!! That is so exciting!!!
Congratulations!! We'll be praying for the rest to happen quickly! :)
~Amy

Beautiful Craziness said...

Woo hoo! I love when God works fast!