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Monday, September 20, 2010

It's in the mail!!!

Our immigration approval that is (aka the USCIS 171-H "Favorable Determination" letter).  We talked to USCIS today and we are approved to bring little Jenny home!  As soon as that letter gets here we'll be expressing it off to the capital to be apostilled and our dossier will be ready for shipment to our facilitators in Eastern Europe.  How's that for good news? 

Also in the good news department...  If you look at our fund raising section, you'll see through the generosity of our church and some friends we've raised over $2,000.  We are so grateful to those who have stepped forward and joined us on the journey.  Still a long ways to go, but every little bit counts.

Clearly all your prayers are working.  Things are moving along as fast as they possibly can.  Keep up the labor of love, and pray there are no documentation or translation problems prior to submitting to the foreign government agency.

While we are waiting for time to pass, we've had some fun events to attend in the last couple weeks, one of which may be of interest to those of you that follow adoptions.  Most of the family got to see a great evening of music and prayer with the Chapman family, founders of the Show Hope orphan ministry.

It was a wonderful evening full of uplifting music, and plenty of orphan advocacy as well.  You can read more on the evening and what led us there at this blog entry.

Hope you are starting to see some of the colors of fall! We'll write again soon once the dossier is sent.


  1. Whohooo! Congratulations, that's wonderful news!
    We keep praying for a speedy process and successful fundraising :-D

  2. OK, what is your secret, how in the world did you get your approval so fast? We mailed ours in about 5 days after you, and we are still not even assigned an officer.
    Congratulations on yours!!

  3. It may that we "pre-applied" with our I-600A before our homestudy was complete, and then sent the homestudy on later when it was ready. Did you wait until your homestudy was complete?