Monday, May 21, 2012


Look what I got in the mail today!!

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.


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??!!!!


  1. Kristen-
    This is awesome news ....all the way around .. but mostly on the fee part - God is so faithful, I LOVE hearing time and time again how he provides for his plans. So happy for you :)

  2. Wooooohooooo! :)

    That is just too exciting! So happy for you! :)

  3. Oh my goodness! That is just so wonderful!!!!

  4. YEAH!!! I am so happy for you Kristen. Congratulations. :-)

  5. Awesome news!!! We are praying like crazy for you!!!! Hugs and continued prayers for all my India family friends!!

  6. WOOOHOOOO!!!! What a blessing!!!!

  7. Yay!! Said a prayer!