May 30, 2012

USCIS Fingerprinting done

Yesterday we went to the USCIS office to get our official fingerprints taken.  Now another step closer to bringing you home.

The process went pretty smoothly we were in and out in about 30 minutes.

May 21, 2012

DTT and a number!!!

It has been a long time since I have updated our adoption blog and a lot has happened in the past few months - so here goes....

Our dossier has been approved and we are on the waiting list for Thailand.  We are DTT (dossier to Thailand!!) and have been on this magnificent journey for a little over 9 months now.  I have spent the first 9 months and have finished most of this "paperwork pregnancy" stage of our quest for our princess to join our house.  You have two big brothers waiting for you!!  Soon our little girl will be joining these two boys.

Christopher and Joshua - May 2012

With two little boys around, I do not have many dolls, bows, pink or "girly things" around.  My house is full of nerf guns, hotwheels, computers and a lot of TESTERONE!!!  But that will change when you come home.

Christopher's Nerf gun collection

I long for the day that she will be in my arms and I will put pink bows in her hair, daddy doesn't let me put bows in the boys hair, at least not when he is around. :)

It still may be more than a year before you are home, but we will be ready for our princess.  I actually saw this on freecycle a few weeks ago and had to get it for you.  We have your toy box ready, now I am on the search for dolls to fill it up for you.  Dresses and bows are in the future also...

Little Tikes PINK toy box for my Thai princess. It will be holding her dolls soon!!!

We are Number 26

Our adoption agency places families on the waiting list and assigns each family a number once they have their dossier in. The Thai government releases referrals quarterly to Holt - the last few quarters have had 4-5 referrals for the regular healthy infant program, so that would make our referral a little over a year away (I will have to exert a lot of patience here).  We are also on the Thailand waiting child program for a special needs child - so those referrals sometimes come quicker.  We are currently Twenty Six for the healthy infant program - Of course like everyone I was hoping for a lower number, but in God's time.  The perfect time for you to join us is already known by God... so I will wait... maybe not so patiently at times....

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future” – Jeremiah 29:11

Your future is with us......


After months of paperwork, signatures and certifications our dossier was finally complete and was mailed and accepted by Holt on March 30th.
Paperwork sent to courier for Thai embassy and Department of State signatures.
Creating final dossier packets to send to Holt.
Final Dossier packets.

I-800A accepted
We received confirmation our I-800A was accepted by US Citizenship and Immigration Services on April 26th.  Next step is the official fingerprints for Immigrations.  Our biometrics appointment is scheduled for next week.

I am longing for the day to hold you in my arms my sweet baby girl....

You're gonna have all of me
You're gonna have all of me
'Cause you're worth every falling tear
You're worth facing any fear
You're gonna know all my love
Even if it's not enough
Enough to mend our broken hearts
But giving you all of me is where I'll start