Friday, March 2, 2012

Home Study Update...DONE!!!

Guess what arrived in our mailbox yesterday???


This past Tuesday, our social worker emailed me that our home study update was ready to go, and that she would get it in the mail to us ASAP!  YAY!!!

I was super excited to see the large manilla envelope in our mailbox yesterday!  I knew exactly what it was!  :)  And even though the home study update was way easier than the initial home study, it was still so great to know that it was DONE!!!

And this one does not expire until August 2013!  Obviously, I am really praying and hoping that Caroline Faith will be home way before then!  Please pray with us that we won't have to update our home study again!  We are praying that by August of 2013 our daughter will be HOME with us!

So then very last piece of paperwork we need to have EVERYTHING up-to-date will be our extended Favorable Determination Letter (FDL) from USCIS.  Basically, this paper is our US government approval to adopt our baby girl from Ethiopia.  Our current FDL expires in May, so we are requesting that they extend this date.  Once USCIS receives our updated home study from the state they should issue us an updated FDL.  Is this so confusing!?! :)

Anyway, trust me, this ROUND 2 of the paperwork chase is almost over!  

Now we will just wait for our baby girl to be ready for us!  I know that God has the perfectly appointed day that we will see her face!  Praying that day will be coming very soon!!! :)

"For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay."  Habakkuk 2:3


Sharen said...

Will pray for you all, that your little girl will be home soon!

Matilda Joyce said...

Sunday is MARCH FORTH (FOURTH)! I was wondering the other day how long I'd been following your blog, and then it occurred to me that I had told you last year about the one date that is a sentence, so it's been at least a year.

Continuing to pray your little family grows larger soon!

Kelli said...

What a wonderful feeling- having the update in your hands. Praying for your sweet little one.

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Megan said...

Love that verse in Habakkuk! So glad your updates are coming to a finishing point!