We are continuing to settle in at our new home in Hattiesburg. These past two weeks have been exhausting as our bodies and minds are adjusting to a different routine. I will say it was so nice to pack my suitcase and traveling toiletry bag away indefinitely! I have lived out of them for over a year! Thanks to all at TBC who have helped us feel right at home!
Many of you have asked or may be wondering how our adoption process is going. Here's the latest as best as I can explain...
Prior to our move from New Orleans to Hattiesburg, we updated all our paperwork including the job transition. All of that paperwork (a.k.a. our dossier) is currently in Ukraine in the hands of our facilitator. All we have been told is that things were slowed to a stand still over the summer but there is movement once again in the processing of dossiers.
Meanwhile, we need to update our paperwork to reflect our new physical address. In order to do so, we are having to contract another social worker/agency that is in-state (New Beginnings Adoptions in Tupelo). We have a list of things to complete in order to finish the update with them... For example:
* 4 Home Visits with a Social Worker to update the Home Study
* Background checks from every state we've lived in since 18 years old
* FBI background checks
* Updated Physical Address on our Immigration paperwork
It is my understanding that we could still be submitted (i.e. assigned a travel date) and would just need to have all of the above items updated prior to travel. With all of that said, please pray for a smooth update process... that things would get done efficiently and timely.
Thank you for your prayers. We are excited about what the Lord is doing and trust in His Providential timing! Blessings to each of you!
"This God - his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him." (Psalm 18:30)