Friday, August 23, 2013

I600A Approval...did I really just type that?!

I feel like Steve Martin in The Jerk right now. "The phone books are here, the phone books are here!!!"  Okay, so if you have no idea what I am referencing put down your phone, computer, or any other devices and head directly to the movie store.  Rent the movie.  Then you'll understand. 

No, we did not receive a new phone book today.  It's even better.  We received our I-600A approval!  This means that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services has approved Josh and I to adopt!  This was the last piece we needed before sending our completed dossier to Ethiopia.  Our dossier is now on it's journey.  It must go to the State of Utah and Washington DC to be authenticated then it's off across the world.  Once it is DTE(Dossier To Ethiopia) we will get our first official number on the wait list.  😊

There are days when I never thought we would get to this point.  God has shown us so much about ourselves, our marriage, and our community.  Every time I scroll through Facebook, go to Walmart, or anywhere in this town for that matter, I see someone with one of our shirts on or have someone ask how they can help to bring our son home.  I can't explain the feeling I get.  I am overwhelmed and humbled. I pray, if our son is already born, that tonight he can feel all of the prayers and love.  He is BELOVED!!!