Thursday, May 13, 2010

waiting...again....

Well, everything has moved pretty quickly up until we needed our homestudy updated.  It didn't really take our homestudy agency that long to get things around and get it updated (see right side of page for timeline).  And then we sent that in to immigration and we just received the updated approval paperwork from them last Friday (5-7-10).  So I emailed our agency with the update and now we're just waiting on TA (travel approval) so that they can begin to work on our travel arrangements.  I'm very anxious to receive TA so that we can go get our daughter.  I know this wait now, that we know who our daughter is, hasn't been that long but it still seems long.  Much of this still seems unreal.  This is actually our daughter!  We have a daughter waiting for us in China!!!  I don't think it will seem real until we're actually in China and we see Marisa with our own eyes.  Oh what a joy that will be!! I'm getting tears in my eyes now just thinking about it.  So hopefully soon we'll have news about our travel plans.  We really hope to be able to travel in June.  So keep praying!

About our Ethiopian adoption...
Just got word today from CAN (our adoption agency) that our homestudy has been approved!!  So once our social worker gets that mailed to us we're ready to send our paperwork in!  And then that process can get moving.  Our agency will get our paperwork certified and authenticated first and then it can be sent to Ethiopia.  Then we'll wait again!  But at least our minds and lives will be occupied with Marisa as we wait for Samuel. :)

2 comments:

peaceful touch said...

How wonderful for you guys! I hope it all continues to go fast! My prayers are with all of you!

Kristi said...

come on TA! Praying for you guys in this last little bit of waiting!