It should be here on Monday morning. Our final approval from the state for our home study is due to arrive on Monday. Our home study will be finished. It took only two months, but it seems like forever! We are grateful for our amazing social worker who rocked this one out for us.
So from here, we go to the US government. We file our I800 to ask for approval to adopt a child from Ch*na. This step is taking about two months to complete as well (UGH). It also costs a whopping $1,000, but it gets us one step closer to our newest treasure.
Could you pause and pray? We are auctioning some of our belongings off next week. I am praying specifically that we might just make the $1,000 we need to cover this step. We have a decent bit of reserve we are using from a retirement account that is getting us started with this adoption and we are grateful at how God continues to provide. We will need to fund raise soon, but we trust that the Lord will show us when and how. I am willing to do whatever takes to get this little lady home. I am so thankful that the Lord has trusted us to do this again.
Here we come Mei Mei! You will be in our arms soon!
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