Friday, December 19, 2008

Goodbye, MOI....

We are OUT! Just in time. The Haitian offices closed today and do not re-open until January 7th. This is the only Christmas gift for which I had been hoping & praying. We're beyond thrilled.

What does this mean? Asa is approved for a passport. The passport printing process can take a few weeks. As far as I know, that wait will not begin until the offices open again in January. Once his passport is printed, our file is submitted to USCIS, where an orphan investigation is performed. I'm uncertain on the time-frame for that one.... sometimes it's weeks, sometimes it's over a month (or longer). Our representatives in Haiti have been working tirelessly, though, and it seems like most families from our orphanage have been on the lower end of that wait. We're incredibly grateful for their diligence! Finally, the visa appointment is scheduled, his visa is issued and we go to pick up our precious little boy!!! We are {finally} just a few short steps away. It's almost unreal to even type that and a part of me is actually a little nervous to do so (because it's international adoption and anything can happen). But we have faith. It's feeling closer.

In other amazing news: FOUR children from Asa's creche came home this week!

13 of your thoughts:

Christine said...

Just surfing through, but had to stop and say DANG! Your boy is so stinkin' cute!!

Nadra said...

Yay....MERRY CHRISTMAS. God is so good. I'm praying the remainder of your wait is short and that Asa will be home very soon.

What a great Christmas gift. :)

Greg's Wife said...

What WONDERFUL news! I am thrilled for you guys! I pray he'll be home before Valentine's Day.

Thank You, Jesus!

Major Mom said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!!!!! This is such wonderful news!!! And YEAH for the other 4 kids! C4C is such a wonderful organization.

Melissa E. said...

HALLELUJAH!!!!! What a fantastic Christmas gift!!! Praise the Lord!!

Kathy said...

Yay!


Pray for us. We are 7 mo in parquet now!!!!

Emma said...

Yeah- hoo! Emma
www.haitiadoptions.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Merry Christmas! What a lovely gift for your family!

Sarah and Tim said...

This is awesome news!!! So happy for you all!

Salzwedel Family said...

Wow! This is amazing and wonderful news. I'm so happy for your family.

Kelsen Family said...

I'm behind on my blog reading!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so excited for you!!

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