Friday, November 9, 2012

Adoption Update - November 9, 2012

We are excited to announce that we have been matched with another child! I wish we could share his picture but due to privacy reasons and because it could hurt our case, we can't :-(  We learned about him a few weeks ago and accepted the referral yesterday. He is 1 1/2 years old and we will refer to his name for now as "Little M".

Wednesday we received our "Favorable Determination Concerning Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition" that basically says our home study and fingerprints have been accepted and the government has approved us to adopt a child internationally. This was a HUGE blessing and surprise because I didn't think we would hear on this for at least another month!

I finished copying our dossier and home study yesterday...

And now we have to get all of our papers notarized and sent off to Uganda. After our UG attorney receives them, she'll request a court date then our entire family will travel to UG to bring our boy home! Ahhhh - if it were only that simple in real life ;-)

We have learned from loosing our last match that there are many ups and downs with adoption and you just have to learn to go with the flow and trust God through the entire process. We thank you so much for your prayers, encouraging words, and support during this journey!

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