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I am a Christ-follower; wife to Chris; and mother to two beautiful daughters, Lilliana and Emmalyn.
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Friday, February 5, 2010

Wow

Apparently, I just needed to complain about the FBI clearances. 

Late yesterday afternoon I received a phone call from FedEx that someone needed to be home this morning to sign for a package. I thought maybe, just maybe, it's our clearances. 

Turns out it was! They came this morning, hallelujah!

One more item marked off the list....

Thursday, February 4, 2010

One less item on the checklist

My heart is racing. I am excited and nervous all at the same time. 

I just mailed off the entire Gladney application packet with a check for the first portion of the Gladney program fee and the homestudy review fee. 

Whew! I am glad to see that stack of paperwork go. 

I also managed to get rid of another stack of paperwork on Monday. We had our first homestudy visit, and I turned in all of our paperwork for that with the exception of this year's tax return. Luckily the last form we needed to do our taxes came yesterday, so I will complete that this weekend and give our caseworker a copy on Monday at our next homestudy visit.

The dossier is coming along nicely, I think we have collected everything we can, we are just waiting on our FBI clearances, our homestudy to be completed, and our I-600A. (But these are also the steps that can take weeks to months to complete.) 

And I got bad news about our FBI clearances this week. Usually they take 4 to 6 weeks to receive, but it is currently taking them 10 weeks to process, so we've got at least three more weeks to wait. Maybe that will turn out best though as they should come the same week our homestudy is complete.

Things are moving right along. I am not eager to enter the waiting phase, but I am eager to have all the paperwork finished!