Friday, February 12, 2010

I800 Approval!!!!!!!!!

Our I800 was approved today! Praise God! One step closer to this sweet little guy... It should come in the mail next week, but we are officially waiting for everything to be cabled to the US Consulate, then a letter from the Nation*al Vi*sa Center, then our Article 5 from the US Consulate, and finally our TA! Sounds like a lot, but for now, we are rejoicing in the fact that we are ONE STEP CLOSER!

I'm just ready to be done with this process and have our sweet Charlie! I am so done with this "Hague Plague" as it is often called. It's been over 7 months since we first saw his sweet face for the first time... and still we wait.

BUT, we are ONE STEP CLOSER, and for that, I am happy today. Please continue to pray with us that everything else would come quickly. My spring break is April 2-9, and for many reasons, it would be EXTREMELY perfect for our travel to overlap with those dates. Lets just say I have AP exams starting in the beginning of May, and you all know how badly I want to be in China. PLEASE pray along with us. Plus, the faster we get Charlie home, the faster his big sister comes home.

And speaking of Miss Grace, our I800a receipt (completely different from the I800) for her came today! One small step closer in that direction, too. Our dossier should definitely be ready to send once we go to China for Charlie!

And still, the verse that got me through the wait for Kate rings true...

"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day."
Habakkuk 2:3

15 comments:

Football & Fried Rice said...

YES, God is never late!! I love that about Him!!

Congrats on the approval and Godspeed!!!

Debbie said...

Congrats! So exciting! Praying you can travel during spring break!

Judi said...

Congratulations on moving forward!

Jean said...

Congratulations!! So excited for you to get him home!!

Nicole said...

One step closer is huge, but I am with you on the "hague plague". I don't care for that process AT ALL!
Matter of fact, it made me a little 'MEAN', just a little though :)

Love for Lilly Yin said...

Yipee! Praise God...a little closer to your sweet boy! And snow today too? Wow..

Melanie said...

Congrats to you and you beautiful family=) I'm so happy for you!

dana said...

Congratulations!!!

Jeanette said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! Charlie, we are ready for you to come home!!!!!

Kristi said...

Yay! One step closer to Charlie ~ and Grace!

TanyaLea said...

I love that verse. Looks like one I need to print off and be standing firm on myself. Indeed, God is never late...ALL in HIS perfect timing!! <><

Have a blessed weekend and Congrats! :)

~Tanya

Dinn Family said...

It looks like our families will be in China together. We are with MAA too and got our provisional approval yesterday. I'm with you... let's pray for spring break. Can't wait to meet you all in China. Although there will be 5 in our group and I'm sure a lot in yours so we probably won't be able to go many places together. :)

Lexie said...

YAY! Great to see that things are MOVING! Before you know it Em....they'll both be home!

Man girl, we have a lot to catch up on!! ;)

Talk soon...yeah?
Lex

Julie said...

What a great verse for adoption!

Anonymous said...

As the mom of a son your age and 2 daughters from China let me say I am so excited for you all and pray that God chooses to work out all the details so that you can travel and not worry about school. I hope your siblings know how lucky they are to have such a great big sister! It is a blessing to hear from Christian teens.