|Along w/ the dossier goes a huge check.|
Oh how wrong I was.
I don't even remember all the various hangups now, aside from the BIG ones of being initially rejected by USCIS and having most of the dossier get lost in the mail during the authentication process. The most challenging documents to get were probably the notarized doctor's reports and then the home study.
So now that our part of the paperwork is done, all we have left to do right now is wait.
Oh, and pray...that's pretty important!
Our wait actually began several months ago when our homestudy was sent to our orphanage in Haiti. We don't think it will be too long till we have a referral, but we're a little concerned about the change in regulations in Haiti and the fact that new applications are on hold at the moment. (Here's an AP article on that from yesterday. Take it with a grain of salt.) We've been told the new process, but so far it hasn't been set in motion for anyone.
The good news is that I am seeing a ton of movement through the very long and complicated process for families who got into the system in Haiti under the old regulations. The longest step is usually between entering and exiting IBESR, then they go to Parquet (court), then MOI, then there is getting approval from USCIS in Haiti and finally getting visas to go home. Many families who have been stuck in IBESR for what feels like forever are now out and jumping through the final steps at a quicker pace. Kids are going home. That's always encouraging to see.
I hope that means that once we do enter the system with our dossier and our child's dossier that things will move along more quickly for us than they have for others in the past few years. Only God knows and influences what happens.
|Inside that box is a massive stack of paper.|
We believe our little girl will join our family soon enough. Maybe not even in 2013, but that time will pass in the blink of any eye. Our God is a father to the fatherless, and He's not a deadbeat dad!