This is our story....of love, life, and adoption

Saturday, May 13, 2006

IMMIGRATION APPROVAL

Okay peoples I know we have't updated this bog, but that's b/c we were in limbo. We had a snag with immigration and were very scared that this adoption was't going to go through. We had to resubmit some stuff.. then pray that it would all work out. We were so busy todya getting ready for our annual Mother's Day outing at our house that we didn't even check the mail. So after grocery shopping Jon and I were both at the mailbox and there's this big envelope. I saw it was from immigration. My stomach dropped. It's only been a week since we resubmitted paperwork. Jon asked what it was. I told him and held it behind my back. We knew that this was what was going to make or break our dreams. I closed my eyes and opened the envelope. "NOTICE OF FAVORABLE DETERMINATION CONCERNING APPLICATION FOR ADVANCE PROCESSING OF ORPHAN PETITION". So here we were standing on the street hugging eachother and crying. It's okay. It's okay. We will get our child. so for those of you that don't know what this is. We hve to have advanced approval from the United States to bring an orphan ino the U.S. and without this we couldn't proceed with the adoption. So after a heart attack, two strokes, many tears, and onemajor panic attack...we are okay. "it has been determined that (we) are able to furnish proper care to an orphan or prphans..." YAY...phew!!!!!Oh and we have approval for two children...just in case.

6 comments:

mIcHeLlE-o said...

Congrats girl!! I am so happy for you and Jon. It looks as though your dreams will becoming a lot sooner that you expected. There are no words that I can express to you right now to tell you how wonderful I feel for you both. I wish you much luck in this journey and I know you two will be wonderful parents to your child/children.

XOXOXO,
Michelle

island girl said...

YAY sweetie!! That's absolutely wonderful!! Glad that it's all worked out for you guys!!

Sarah K. said...

I love your Blog Ann. You have such a great sense of humor and make reading about you and your family adventure so much fun. I just love it!!

Allen & Angela said...

I'm so glad that you finally have your USCIS approval. Congratulations! On to the next step of your paper pregnancy.

Angela

Tammy said...

AWESOME! We're hoping to get our fingerprints soon and then that very important piece of paper.

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