Monday, February 2, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray!!

It was exhausting but we FINALLY received our homestudy today!! (Insert screaming here!!)
Now I can send it off to USCIS and try to get the 171H paper. This will probably take 6-8 weeks. After this we can get our dossier paperwork together and then submit to Ukraine for translation and then hopefully we'll be accepted. This is all going to take a HUGE amount of prayer and God working things out to make this happen. Since our homestudy took so long to get back to us, we are a little behind in some things and our medicals and some other paperwork is in danger of aging out so we would have to do it over.
How you can pray:
1. That the Lord's will would be done. We truly want to be where he wants us.
2. That we would be approved for some form of financial aide
3. That our paperwork would not age out
4. That the US Government would approve us quickly
5. That our dossier would be accepted by the Ukraine.

Hopefully we'll have more updates to come. Thank you all in advance for your prayers!


Rachael said...

Wow! That's shocking! Maybe you can adopt John and bring him home from Iraq.

Crystal Haynes said...

I Second that Racheal! Bring Brian back too please. :) How are you Martha? I havn't heard from you guys in a long time and just figured I'd write and see how things are going. We'll be praying for you also and hope that things progress along good for you guys with the adoption process. Hope to see and talk to you soon.

kareng said...


Wandering Family said...

Really? They came to your house, looked around, and said "You know what this house needs? More kids!"

babyarnie said...

Crystal.... You have no idea how many times I've picked up the phone to call you or told Mike "I need to call Crystal" and something has happened (like Noah getting pneumonia or an ear infection or .....) We'll talke soon!!

Jess.... you know what's funny? They approved us to get up to 2 more kids in our little 2 bedroom house!! Too funny!

83rocketscientist said...

Don't worry Rachel, Obama will bring John home!

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

Hey, Marth! Email me the name of your agency if you don't mind- have some friends doing some research into adoption. I'm so excited for you- glad you got the homestudy and am praying that things move super fast so you don't have to redo anything!!!

Valerie said...

OK, so I finally checked your blog and I must say it is as compelling as CJ described it!!! I sat here and read all the posts and watched the videos. Dan loved Noah singing!!! VERY COOL!!!!

babyarnie said...

Valerie??? What..... NO WAY!!!!
Next step is to get you blogging!

Trinity Mommy said...

You are in my prayers as you are going through this crazy process!