Sunday, April 29, 2007

Well I had to report that there is still "nothing" to report. Wendy said on Friday that Laura should be returning from Haiti soon and that I should hear from her regarding a few questions we have shortly after. I assume that with it being the end of the month, meaning family updates, and no official update site yet, Laura will remain a little busy this week. I am still hopeful that we will hear news and answers to some quesions shortly though. The wait is hard even at thsi stage and considering last time it tok oer 9 weeks for approval I should be a pro at waiting but nope, no, not really. Let me see if I can't find those waiting patience somewhere. Uh, nope don't have any :) Let us pray this week will be the week so we can begin waiting on something other than approval or not!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Still waiting unfortunetly! We are hoping and praying that we hear something soon. Right now our good friends, Matt and Molly, are on their way to pick up their sweet son Malone from St Lucy's center. We are so excited for them and can't wait to see them when they return. Congratulations you guys. In one week you will be holding Malone!!!!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Chung Yi has our homestudy?!!! Yes Chung Yi has our homestudy! Laura let me know today that Chung Yi does indeed have our homestudy but they may or may not have our refferences. Laura says that last she spoke to Sally she was in the midst of translating them. But, I thought they already had those? No they didn't. So I dont know if they will make their decision without that or not. I have no idea when we will hear if we are approved and the wait has begun to get to me now. Some other families have been waiting a really long time to hear of their approval from Chung Yi but I was told to expect about 2 weeks for Chung Yi then 2 weeks for the government social worker. Here we are weeks later and wondering when that first 2 weeks starts! ARGG! On a lighter note Laura did say that FFC received our I-171H on Friday from the government! We have been on the waiting list for 2 1/2 months now. You are put on the list once FFC receives your approved rough draft homestudy. If we are approved for Ti, we will be removed from the list. We do not know how many other families are ahead of us on the list but my guess is atleast 4 -6 families are ahead of us. With the growing number of families joining the Taiwan program it was important that we were able to be on the list in case we are not the family chosen for Ti. We believe we are and that things will move in our favor but we still want to be prepaired in our hearts in case she is not. We also want to be able to move forward with the process of another child should she not be ours. Thougt it would be dificult we do understand that they choose what they feel is best for the child. We are on pins and needles waiting to here if Chung yi approves us, then we will be awaiting the decision of the social worker after that.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Well I called and emailed our INS office worried and wondering what was going on with our I-600a approval since we hadn't seen it and hoped to have some sort of info. I received an email from the homeland security adoption unit that we were approved on March 23 and that our approval was forwarded to Taipei Taiwan! We were very excited. So another check check check!