Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Out of My Hands!

This is going to sound like Greek to anyone not going through an international adoption but here it is!
Saturday was a big day- I was able to get all the referral documents notarized and overnighted to Columbus for the apostilles.  I included an overnight return envelope in hopes it would motivate them to act quickly :)  I also overnighted my I-800 immigration paperwork.

Monday came and I was in full on stalking mode.  I'm really good at that :)  Much to my delight, I was able to ascertain the exact time that both items were delivered.  This was water to my OCD parched soul.

Today the FedEx truck left me a very special package:)  Columbus had my back in a HUGE way!  They received my documents on Monday at noon, did all the apostilles, and put everything in that overnight envelope the same day.  I'm thinking my envelope strategy worked :)   I promptly went to the Post Office and overnighted all the documents back to my agency.  They will now send these to Ind*a!!!!!

The last piece of the puzzle involves the immigration.  The first immigration approval I received was for a child from Ind*a.  The documents I just sent were for Baby R specifically.  I know they were received at the lockbox on Monday at 11:48 p.m.  It now needs to get forwarded to the National Visa Processing Center, which is in New Hampshire.  I'm praying that since there was a glitch with my first approval and my case is *fresh* on my officer's mind, that he will approve it in lightening speed :)  When that happens, I will be notified via email and have ONE LAST FORM TO FILL OUT, which is her visa application!!  The heavens are opening and the light at the end of the paper tunnel is getting brighter and brighter!!  Once I fill out the visa application for Baby R, they will wire everything to the US Embassy in New Delh*   At that time, I will be waiting for my Article 5.  That is the last piece of info from the US side that is needed to move forward with her case.  So once the Article 5 is issued, this is what we are looking at:

1) State level clearance
2) NOC - the coveted federal clearance :)
3) Court
4) passport
5) TRAVEL!!!!!!!!!!

I walked out of the post office and started bawling.  I was so happy and it's really sinking in that IT'S HAPPENING!!!!!!!!  Every day Munni asks me when are we going to go get her baby sister and bring her home.  I'm praying for summer….

God continues to humble and amaze me.  He humbles me in reminding me that it is he who is orchestrating this beautiful story and he amazes me with how he comes through time and time and time again.

Thank you for all your prayers and support :)


  1. Sounds like things are moving right along! I know how good progress tastes! Prayers for quick immigration approval!

  2. So thrilled with how things are moving along! Wonderful!!

  3. Praising the Lord for the good news and praying for the next steps.

    Proverbs 3:5-6

  4. So so so so so excited that things are MOVING. Woooohooo.

  5. What a huge step forward! So excited for you?! And wow...to think you could travel in summer. Oh my gosh that's soon!!! Praying it will happen. I can NOT wait to see the three of you together!