Thursday, July 30, 2009


We arrived home to a wonderful surprise today! We received our I-171-H in the mail. This is the form from USCIS (U.S. Immigration) that we got hung up on. I mailed the latest round of paperwork to them exactly three weeks ago today. I had expected it to take at least a month longer than it did. This is a huge answer to prayer!

Our immigration paperwork is the final thing that we need for our dossier. Well, actually... there are a couple of small things that I left to do at the last minute. I guess the last minute has arrived. I had better get to work on those photo pages and notarizations.

The wait time for a referral for a male infant has been reduced to an average of 5-8 months. That means that, Lord willing, if our dossier makes it to Ethiopia by the end of August, we could have our referral as early as January 2010. That sounds so soon! I'm doing my happy dance!