Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Just an Update

I hold in my hand our first stab at a completed dossier! It took us a YEAR to get to this point but we are here. I faxed everything to America World just yesterday. Provided there are no major mistakes in our paper work, we may be looking for county/state certifications this week! Once everything is certified, we will overnight our dossier to Virginia. After about a week there (& more authentication), it will be sent to Ethiopia. Wheww.

Of course, the largest check to date will be sent with the dossier to Virginia. Praise God that we are ahead on fundraising and have more than enough saved to make the payment this time! We still need to save/raise the last third of our funds. Fortunately, we have time as the next payment is several months away.

Please keep us in your prayers!


Mandy Watson said...

I know you are so relieved to have all that paperwork complete! We too are anticipating turning in our dossier this week! What does the timeline till referral look like for you guys? For us, it should be about 10 to 12 months till referral and first trip.

Sarah said...

Woo hoo!!!!! Congratulations!!!! It's such a wonderful feeling to finally have the dossier out of your hands. God bless you during the waiting.

Chelsea said...

Hi Jenny,
You may not know me, but I am a good friend of Candice's, and have been following your journey of adoption since the beginning. In fact, your blog has been one of the few that first inspired us to "Jump in" to what we always knew God was calling us to. We are now in the middle of the process of adopting from Rwanda, and are so excited to have families like yours going before us in this!

Congratulations on finishing the dossier!! We are only dreaming of that day right now! :)

Just wanted to "introduce" myself and tell you thank you for sharing your story and inspiring others. God is using you when you don't even know it!

Chelsea (adoption blog) (family blog)