I knew it was approved but until you have the hard copy, that's when I really sighed a sigh of relief!! What's next you ask? Well, this was my I-800a approval which is basically the USCIS telling me that I am approved to adopt ANY child, healthy or with special needs, in M.s age range. Since she was a waiting child when I found her, these two steps I'm doing are happening WAY faster than if I was just waiting for India to assign me a referral. So, I'm filling out my paperwork tonight for my I-800, which is SPECIFIC to Miss M. This will all get sent to the US embassy in New Delhi, where they will review my file and issue me an Article 5 letter. THIS IS KEY!!! They will also automatically send the Article 5 letter to CARA so that they in turn, can issue me the NOC. I've been praying and praying that I will get the NOC in June. I know it will be a miracle if this occurs BUT I HAVE FAITH!! I want that NOC so bad so that they can tell M. she has a family waiting for her!! PLEASE pray that I get the NOC in June!!
Tomorrow I am also sending out my I-600a extension for Baby Joaquin. That little nugget is taking his time so I have to extend my immigration for him. Since I don't have a specific child identified for him, I'm still in the 'a' process. Once I receive a referral for him, then I will do the same thing for the I-600. The numbers are different because India is a Hague country and the Congo is not. This difference is in regards to how the children will enter the US. They will have 2 different visas.
And lastly? I PAID HER REFERRAL FEE!!!!!!! YIIIPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
One of the very first verses I felt the Lord spoke to me in the whole journey is from Genesis 18:14
"Is there anything too hard for the Lord?"
No, no there isn't!
Can I get a witness??!!!!