Today was a good day! A big thanks to Julie for noting that a phone call might get the ball rolling. I don't know why I didn't think of that? I guess in my mind, I pictured our document being thrown into an abyss of other papers and no way to track it down. Lol. Thankfully though, our home study agency had a direct e-mail for the person who takes care of that department. I wish I would've known that sooner!:) Anyway, the woman was wonderful and said the child abuse clearance will be sent out "no later than July 6". That is a great development...thank you Julie for the idea! It's nice to know it's accounted for and will be on the way soon.
Also, for Ramie and Kara who called about the FBI prints, was it pretty easy to track down the correct person? Since I had good luck with the state, maybe it wouldn't hurt to get a status update with fingerprints too. Speaking of that, as we were gathering the information for the FBI prints (and instructions) my husband learned that they implemented new guidelines this year. You are now able to get the prints apostilled after they are cleared (if you request that on your form). I was nervous about doing so because I wanted to follow the dossier guidelines EXACTLY but my husband said it was fine, so they will be getting apostilled too. I hope that won't affect the time frame too much, I guess we will see!
Finally, we are excited and grateful about our first fund-raiser coming up! A friend of mine is a photographer and offered a professional mini session, with all proceeds going to our adoption fund. We didn't know if anyone would respond, but thanks be to God....it filled up!:) We are humbled and appreciative of her time and the support. Her website is here with more details. I am still getting used to the idea of asking people for help on our journey. We certainly are not wealthy, but we've always supported ourselves, even paying for our own wedding and never missing one bill payment, no matter how tight things were in the early days. So, it's humbling to trust in others and be dependant on their help. God is so good though, this experience has once again shown us that all things are possible with faith and the Holy Spirit. Thank you Lord!
Going private soon.....
9 years ago