Hallelujah!!! We just got our OFFICIAL approval from Holt that our home study is completely approved!!!!!!!!! Our social worker is getting it notarized and mailed off as we speak. Wow! That was a lot of work to get to this point. I know we have a lot more to go, but it is such a huge relief to have made it this far. Yay!
People have been asking about the next steps. We will send off our I-800 very soon. We will then wait for our date to be fingerprinted in B’ham. Simultaneously, we are finishing up the last few bits of paperwork needed for our dossier. We both have one more doctor visit and then it will be sent to Montgomery and then to the Chinese Consulate in Houston before being sent directly to China. My hope is to have it ready to start being sent off within the next two weeks or so.
So, that is where we are. We got an email today saying that our family can now be matched (with our daughter) at any time (we are expecting somewhere between 2-4 months but it could be shorter or longer). So now we are just doing more paperwork and doing some more waiting, but I am just thrilled that we finished this big first hurdle. It is a huge relief!!
Today we also received two big invoices. One for $2,300 from Villa Hope and another for $3,000 from Holt and we can write checks for both!!! Hooray for sweet friends, a huge yardsale and our awesome church family! If that isn’t some awesome provision, I don’t know what is! Praise God that He is providing everything we need! We are coming sweet girl! Mommy and Daddy are so super excited and we love you already!!