Saturday, October 4, 2008

Monthly Update... Already!

I wasn't expecting it so soon since it seems like we just received the last one. But, SURPRISE! After a busy Friday afternoon, we came home to find a new picture and a GOOD report from Haiti.


Look at how big he is - - 27 pounds!! Our teeny-tiny-little-guy is finally growing. This is huge news since Asa had been hovering in the low 20's for nearly a year. He has gained four pounds in the past two months. I purchased a few outfits for my upcoming trip back in August. It's funny because, even in Florida, they start stocking fall/winter clothes and I knew it was my last chance to buy shorts & summery stuff. The clothes I bought (based on his size in late July) might just be a little snug!

Now the really EXCITING news:

The status of our file is now listed as "in preparation to enter MOI." We've been told that it means we are either out of Second Legal or are very close to being released. Either way, this means we have an adoption decree (!!!!!) and supporting documents that have been authenticated, registered and certified. So, in Haiti's eyes, Asa is our SON! There is a bit of a lag time before entering MOI, though... it can be up to six weeks. I think this is because the file is heavily scrutinized in MOI and they are making sure there are no errors before its submission. But still - - this is progress. MOI is the last step of the Haitian process and it is currently averaging two to three months. After an MOI exit, the final step is US immigration.

I'm not ready to predict when Asa will come home. I'm not even willing to ball-park it because anything can happen. But our family has been praying some very specific prayers about God's timing in all of this and we're trusting that Asa will come home at just the right time. We've already seen some pretty miraculous things, timing-wise, and believe that there is a plan and a design beyond our own comprehension.

10 of your thoughts:

stephanie garcia said...

What wonderful news!

AprilC said...

Beth he looks so big!!! Just think we will be there in 2 weeks..

Major Mom said...

soooooo awesome! He is so handsome. Praying for God's perfect timing for your family:)

Salzwedel Family said...

Excellent news! I pray Asa speeds through these final processes.

Greg's Wife said...

Wow, he does suddenly look like a big boy! YAY that you are almost in MOI! Praying we'll both receive big news this week.

geralyn said...

Oh Beth, can you actually believe that this is actually coming to the end of the adoption road?? I am so excited for you guys to be getting so close to bringing him home. I know this visit with Asa will be especially sweet knowing how far you have progressed and how close it is getting. Give him a hug for us...he is so darn handsome and healthy looking too!

Kathy said...

He just keeps growing!

Melissa E. said...

Praying for speed and patience! How exciting that this will "soon" be over and the fun part can begin! Prepare to be emotionally drained in a new (but way better) way!

Great news!

Tifanni said...

Congrats-How exciting to be almost there. Such a cute picture too :)

John and Amanda said...

Just SOOOO incredibly excited for you guys! I'm tearing up as I write this just imagining Asa playing in your house, with Chloe & Camden, in the pool, etc....
I'm so grateful for Skype these days, especially since that is how I'll get to meet my little nephew...

Love,
John John