Monday, August 23, 2010

The way it used to be...

I remember when we were waiting for Norah, there was not a day that went by that I did not think of her. I was praying that she was getting the things that she needed, that she was being loved on and well taken care of. I feel in my heart that they did the best they could by her and when she came to us she was, for the most part, healthy. I think of Samuel often hope that he is being well taken care of. I look forward to the day that he is home and interested to see how he will mesh with our loud big family :)
We sent off our paperwork to the Secretary of State and go them back last week!! They will now be sent via FedEx to a courier in Virginia and be hand delivered to the Dept of State and the Chinese Embassy. It will be hard to see them go... but I know it has to be done. Once we get our fingerprint appointment and get out approval we will expedite that piece of paper and then our dossier will be done. Please pray for a speedy approval as that will be one thing we will be waiting on!
And thank you to all of you that have help with our efforts to bring him home. I could never ever repay you, but please know that every prayer, donation and purchase is so much appreciated. It is amazing to me that Samuel will be surrounded by people that truly helped to bring him home to his family!
I also found out today that our agency asked for an update last week, so hopefully we will be getting that anyday now!!!!


  1. Happy smiles for a happy report!!!

  2. Hey, I got your comment. I don't have an email for you so I'll respond here! We do have our immigration approval. It came last Monday. I save everything and have it all certified together. I know a lot of people go ahead and certify everything else and then zip that last piece through....but, I can't bring myself to take that extra step. Anyway, I use Carol Fredericks for my DC stuff. Used her last time and loved her. She always responds to emails and phone calls very quickly and lets you know what step she's on and everything. She has a website Hurry up and maybe we can travel at the same time!!!