Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Roll With The Punches

We have had an event filled week or so. It began with the Kazakh government changing the required paperwork for fingerprints and medical information. Not really a huge deal, just something else to do...just when we were patting ourselves on the back for getting done so quickly. We immediatly got our fingerprints done and headed off to the doctors. This also meant that we needed our homestudy updated. Thankfully, Julie is absolutely wonderful and had it done in less than a day. We are now waiting on the FBI fingerprints to return so we can get everything certified and apostilled. Then we are REALLY finished (until we get our I 71H back). Louisville is working on I 600A forms turned in in late August...we turned ours in early Sept. We're getting close!
We met with Andrea last weekend. We were in Chicago to visit Pam and Scoop (aunt and uncle) as well as Jami (Jason' s sister) and thought it would be a great opportunity to meet Andrea if she was willing to meet us for lunch. She agreed and she brought her husband and daughter (beatiful girl...3 years old this week...adopted from KZ) as well. We had a great time - a 2 hour lunch! We are so appreciative for her taking time out of her Sunday afternoon to meet with us. That just makes us even happier with our decision to use Little Miracles to pave the way for us to unite with our child.

Monday, October 10, 2005

"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break." - Ancient Chinese Proverb.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Start the Waiting Game

We just spoke with Andrea. Our side of the paperwork is completed. She just sent everything to be certified. When she gets those back (hopefully by the end of the week) she will send everything off to Frankfort to get Apostilled. When all of that jazz is finished, it goes straight from Frankfort to Texas to be translated. Once translated we continue to wait for our I-71H to be completed in Louisville. Julie told us they have been taking approximately 65-80 days to be approved. We recently heard of somebody else getting approved in 53 days. We have our fingers crossed (cross yours, if they aren't already please - and keep them that way for about the next 7 months!). The I-71H finalizes our dossier. We will keep everyone updated as changes occur. But as it looks now, it will probably be a little while before we have any big news.

Thank you guys for keeping up with our journey! We appreciate all of the notes of encouragement, thoughts and prayers. It has been wonderful to feel all of the support from our friends and family. You guys are the greatest (next to Baby Schlafer, of course!) Thanks!!