Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving Surprise!!

I was so excited to get home from Tupelo and find a Thanksgiving SURPRISE in our big pile of mail...


Our USCIS Favorable Determination Letter (FDL)!!!

This is basically the approval of our Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition, that we submitted right after we got on the AGCI waitlist!

YAY!!! I was not expecting to get it so soon! We received our FDL only 8 days after our fingerprinting appointments! This is the last piece of paperwork before our referral paperwork. So, we are now officially "referral ready" for Caroline Faith!!!


Loved seeing that we are now officially approved to bring our baby girl home from Ethiopia!! Just makes it all seem so REAL!!!!

Our fingerprints will expire 15 months from now and the FDL will expire in 18 months, so we are praying that Caroline Faith will be HOME before either of these expire!

Thank you, Jesus, for a wonderful Thanksgiving SURPRISE!!!

"I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with THANKSGIVING!" Psalm 69:30

22 comments:

Shannon said...

Congratulations!! What a great gift for Thanksgiving!!

Abby and Pete said...

such a relief! great news.

Megan said...

so awesome!

mandyjmcknight said...

That is so exciting!!

Jenny said...

so nice to have that last piece that makes you paperwork READY for your referral!

meredith and justin said...

That's wonderful, Alison! Glad they came back so quickly.

Leigh said...

So awesome! Can't wait for you to finally see Caroline Faith's precious face!

Lauren said...

yay!!!! I remember squealing with joy when we got ours!! :):)

erica said...

Congrats! Isn't it such a great feeling to be at this point? What a wonderful Thanksgiving gift!

Brandon and Kari + 1 said...

Congratulations so awesome...I was waiting for this post all day :)

Hannah said...

That is AWESOME!!! An EXTRA reason to be Thankful :):):)

Melissa said...

WOW!! Congrats- I know it has to be amazing to hold that piece of paper in your hand! So excited for you!

Kelly Jo said...

Wow...8 days...that was quick!! So good to be referral ready!!

Kelli said...

WONDERFUL!!!!!!

Maggie Ethridge said...

Congrats!!!

Amy and Mike said...

Great news!
(and incredibly encouraging - we're praying for a quick USCIS approval too!)

Nicole said...

Congrats on being referral ready and a paperwork break. We are waiting to be accepted on the listserv. Who knows we may be getting referrals around the same time.

Angela said...

Very exciting news! Congrats!

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MamaMimi said...

YIPPEEE!!!!

Darcee said...

WAHOOOOOOOO! I LOVE IT!!! ♥ I remember dancing around the room with that piece of paper!!!! ...Makes it feel SO REAL!

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are like Referral ready! WEHOOOOO!! :) ...now to wait a little bit more for that CALL!! :)

Abby said...

wow!! that was super fast:)