Thursday, January 30, 2014

Urgent Pray Request for Families Waiting Court Like Us!

Oh, I so miss this precious girly - can't wait to feel her in my arms again!

Marin for the Schildback family
Nellie for the Schildbach family
The Offices of the head honcho in Christy's country had the vice minister sign some of the dossiers that are headed to court (ours could be in the 15 dossiers that are involved in this, or our is just behind these).  This was done in order to speed adoptions along as the minister is a very busy position and sometimes it takes quite a while to get signatures. This was approved by the minister and is legal, but one of the family court judges is saying that he will deny any adoptions that have the vice ministers signature.  This would not mean that the adoptions would not go through, but that they would have to be resubmitted, causing about a month's delay.

Hannah for the Carr family!
Here's their Reece's Rainbow Grant Page

Today we found out that the minister's office has held off on sending these dossiers to court and are trying to get it worked out so that they will not cause delays with these (and future) adoptions.

Ria for the Mayr family!
Please pray that this can be worked out quickly and favorably for these (and all other families in process) dossiers, and that in the end it may means a speedier process so these precious children can be home forever!
Marnie for the Horton family

Gary for the Horton Family
I've included some links here to families the I know (who use the same adoption agency we use and I have gotten to know through a Facebook group) who could be effected by this.  Please consider praying for each family specifically, and it would be seriously awesome if you can also see if these families still need financial help as they are getting so close to needing the money to make this final step in their journey to bring their babies home!
Trinity for the Johnson Family

Felicity for the Johnson Family
Remember these are mommies and daddies who have held their precious children, said goodbye to their babies with special needs, and are now counting the days until they can ransom them and bring them home.  This is THE hardest part of the adoption process.  Waiting and having nothing to do but pray.  The possibility of an extra month's delay just seems cruel to both children and parents.

(I have visited these family's blogs and some of them list the country where these children are located, please do not include this country in your comments, thank you!)

Christy ("Priscilla" on Reece's Rainbow) and Daddy....can't wait for this to happen again!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

FBI Background Checks....Check! Updated Photos...Check!

We got updated photos of Christy!  These were taken the day after Christmas.  She looks so great!  These were sent to a mutual friend by the orphanage director, who knew that we knew each other!  What a blessed surprise!
This is the toy we sent to her through another Washington State adoptive family,
whose little girl lived with Christy.  They were able to drop off some toys for us
when they went to take their daughter home forever!

We had to have our FBI background checks done again, just in case (see my blog post a few back about details).  This time we are using National Background Checks.  This is an FBI Channeler and one of the few that provides physical copies on FBI letter heads that can be notarized.

Usually it takes 6 or more weeks to get the background checks back, but with the handler we got it back in 3 weeks.  It would usually be even faster, but we were dealing with both the holidays and the severe weather that effected mail as well.

So now I'm sending those off to be apostilled by Caring Hands in Washington D.C.  I am glad I decided to blog about this, as I totally forgot that I can have it sent directly to our agency contact from Caring Hands, saving time and money over having them send them to us, and then forwarding them to the agency contact!

This should be the last thing I have to do as far as paperwork is concerned!  Hurray!  Hoping to hear good news about our dossier going to court by the end of this month...please pray for that to happen!