Thursday, December 13, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Congratulations! We have your log-in date (LID) today and the exact date is 11/7/07. As of now we are seeing the wait time to be about 25 months from LID to referral. You can find more updated information on the CCAA website.
I hope this finds you well and congratulations on accomplishing another milestone in your adoption journey!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
"...I am very happy to tell you that you are officially a DTC (dossier to China) family…congratulations! Your dossier was sent to China on October 30, 2007."
Yikes! I thought the good news was going to be our LID. Well, I immediately sent a note back to ensure our dossier had been mailed on October 16th and not the 30th. It was. I know it doesn't seem like a big deal but EVERY single day counts in this process.
So we wait...
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Our dossier is complete and is en route to our agency in New York City. We didn't waste ANY time, yet it still took nearly six months. We are thrilled to have this part of the process behind us. Our social worker will review our documents for accuracy and to ensure everything is complete. Then we hope it won't be too much longer before they forward our dossier to China.
Sadly, because the wait is terribly long right now, many of our documents will expire and we will have to renew them along the way. However, we'll cross those bridges when we get to them. For now, the paperchase is over.
I tied it with a pretty pink bow to remind us we will one day have another daughter.
The final handoff and last trip to Kinko's for a while. PLEASE be so careful with this package!!! It is our labor of love...
Thank you to everyone who has been part of this chase!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Thank you soooo much, Trina. We love you!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
For several days now Lindy and I have been trekking our way to the cluster mailbox in hopes of a receiving a very special envelope. Today Lindy was still down napping and I went out there by myself. I prayed really hard on the short walk that it would be in there and today would be the day. I even forgot it was Tuesday and how Tuesday's mail is usually the WORST--all junk.
To my delight, a big yellow envelope was stuffed in there. I tore it open and sure enough it was our I-171H. This document is the key to finishing our dossier.
Thanks to anyone who has prayed for this document to arrive. All the terminology might not mean a thing to you, but your prayers mean the world to us.
Don, Lisa, and Lindy
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
If we're playing Jeopardy then my answer is, "What was in The Osborn's mailbox today."
We received confirmation that our I-600A was received and at the very bottom of the letter was a date for our fingerprinting appointment: August 11, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.
I know the adoption jargon doesn't mean a lot to many of you but the bottom line is that it is PROGRESS.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Yea for the FedEx man!!! He left a nice little surprise on our doorstep yesterday--our completed homestudy. This means we can file paperwork with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) a part of the Department of Homeland Security. Once they process our paperwork, they will send us an appointment to be fingerprinted and process more forms. Please pray it won't take long for us to get the appointment to be fingerprinted. Luckily, that is done here in San Antonio and we don't have to travel far to get that done.
In the meantime, we have a stack of paperwork ready to be notarized and that'll done within the next few days.
"The egg of a bird hatches only when the chick within is ready."--Liam Williams
It is a long time before our chick will be ready, but we pray for patience each step of the way...
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
The homestudy is a big part of the process and once it is complete, we'll be able to work on the other vital components of our dossier.
Progress is being made. It may be at a snail's pace but slowly but surely it will all come together so that we can one day bring mei mei home.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
It is likely to be a longer journey than our journey to bring home Lindy. While this seems unfathomable and discouraging, we also believe in the words found in James 5:16: "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."
We enlist you as prayer warriors to help make this a smooth process and thank you for accompanying us on this special journey.