I want to say thanks to all of you who prayed for us during the last few days. I am fully aware that this adoption, international adoption in general, is not for the faint at heart and will be full of ups and downs. We are keeping the course with Holt and with Ethiopia. I spoke with Holt and feel much better about the email that was sent. I am vowing to not panic in the future, at least in the first 24 hours. Would you all please remind me of that?? The email was regarding the health testing of our child and also extended wait times. I am now satisfied with what has happened and how Holt is working thru it. Everything is not CERTAIN but we are CERTAIN that we are following the only thing that is CERTAIN, Jesus. We have a peace!!
We received our Final home study yesterday and sent off our I600A today!! It felt so good to finally mail send it. We drove 25 miles just to send it FedEx so we could track it!! I have been so anxious to get to this step because it is so uncertain how long it might take. This is a petition to the USCIS, United States Citizens and Immigrations Services to allow us to bring an orphan into the US. We had to send our home study, birth certificates, and marriage certificate to them along with a nice check to the Dept of Homeland Security. We are now waiting on our fingerprinting appointment.