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Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Things have really been busy on the adoption front this week as we scramble to renew this and that!  So far I have managed to get Dave's passport renewal and our child abuse and criminal clearnace requests mailed out.  We have also managed to receive a re-fingerprinting date with Immigrations for June 30.  Thankfully, we don't have to return to Philly for that!  Yesterday we had a phone meeting with the adoption coordinator from our agency to discuss our service plan, and from that meeting, we have an on-line international adoption training to complete this summer.  It sounds pretty interesting, but it might be tricky to find a time that Dave and I can sit down and complete it together!  I'm working on getting paperwork together for a grant request, so that is a matter of prayer.  We have requested updated growth information and photos from the orphanage so we can include an outfit in the care package we are putting together to send to Sophia.  We are also setting up a date to meet with our social worker in person at our home for our home study update.  Whew!  I told you it has been busy around here, but it's all good, and I'm officially on summer vacation, so I have time to do it!  God is good--the timing couldn't have been better!

Things to pray about:
         - A quick turn around for all of our paper work and home study updates.  Many items are out of our hands and we must rely on the offices from which we are requesting information, and the USPS!
         - Sophia's continued therapy and development.  Pray that she might be prepared for meeting us and the adoption process as much as possible for her age and developmental level.
         - That God will prepare our entire family for meeting and loving our new addition.  This will affect each of us in a different way, and we are praying that we will all grow closer to each other and God as a result!
         - We still need approximately $3000 for this phase of the adoption process.  God will provide!

Thanks for continuing to journey with us!
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j2burk said...

Praying for you! SO glad that you know who your little girl is though :). But praying for all the paperwork, finances, and processing to go smoothly.

The Thomasson's said...

Yay! for getting a great start on renewing the paperwork. It is overwhelming at times to keep up with it all. It will feel awesome to see it completed when you send it off and know that you are that much closer to your Sophia!

Annie said...

I will be praying for you all to have what you need and be prepared for your little girl. Also that she will be able to transition with you all in a healthy and blessed way!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Prayers for you Terri! I understand the paperwork craziness. Been going thru that over there too!

God will provide...keep the faith!

Love and blessings,