Sunday, October 31, 2010

Waiting, waiting, waiting..

So, everything was going really well, almost too well as far as international adoptions are concerned, and we hit a little bump in the road. Nothing major and we are still very happy with this process, but the paperwork we have been waiting on is still not in our hands! We just need our I171h form (we had one for Taiwan but need it to be changed to Uganda instead) and we can go get Kai. I have done everything I can to try and expedite the process and others have tried to help as well but there is nothing we can do but wait. Most likely this extra waiting means we will not get to travel to Uganda until January. In December, everything pretty much shuts down and the judges all go on a month long break. So, it is looking like we will not be leaving until January. We also are still waiting on Kai's medical reports. Her caretaker has tried several times to get the info from the doctor and it is very frustrating. But she was promised to have Kai's reports (along with the other children in her care) by Monday. So, hopefully we will have more info. tomorrow. Also, when Kai was taken to the doctor, the doctor said there is no way she is eight months old and thinks she is really more like six months. We are hoping to find out more about that so we can change her birthday if need be to be more accurate. We just have to wait and see what info. we get and what we should do. Right now we are just waiting on a lot of things, but we are confident that God has a plan and His timing is best!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Kai Shiela is so cute and doing well :)

I haven't posted in a while, but things are proceeding really well. Our dossier did in fact make it to Uganda and Kai has been picked up from the baby home and is being well cared for until we can go and get her. We even got to see a picture of her, and she is so adorable. We are hoping to get more pics and the full medical this week. She goes for a complete medical exam on Tuesday and we are hoping and praying that everything is well and she is healthy (besides the fact that she is under weight-she only weighs about 11 pounds right now.) We also found out her birthday is February 8. She has been eating and sleeping well and we will continue to get regular reports on how she is doing. We are waiting on our I600 form to be processed and to get the I171h form back in the mail. Once we have that form we are set with everything and can have a court date. Once we know when the court date will be, we will book everything. We want to bring her home as soon as possible (obviously.) So, please pray for that form to come back to us ASAP. We will most likely be traveling to Uganda right after Nov.26 (Taylor and Molly's wedding) and should be home in plenty of time for Christmas, which would be awesome :) I will try and keep this updated as I find out more info about Kai and our travels. Thanks everyone for your support and prayers!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dossier is done and on its way!

So, last week was very busy finishing up everything for the dossier. But it is done and was shipped on Friday. So, hopefully it will be safely in Uganda soon enough. Now there is just a few pieces of the puzzle left, and we can go get our little one :) We need to get our I600 back, which I think is called the I171h or something...not really sure. We had the approval for Taiwan already, but need to have the country switched (obviously) to Uganda. Our social worker though that it may take up to a month, but hopefully it will get done faster because we cannot get a court date or proceed with anything else until we have that approval form. I am calling tomorrow to make sure they received our info. and will hopefully have a better idea of how long we are going to have to wait on that. I am hoping and praying that I will speak to someone who is very kind and helpful and we will be able to expedite the process.

In Uganda, our precious one will be moved into the care of a social worker. We are hoping that this will happen Tuesday (in Uganda time) and then we will also be able to find out more info. and have more updates on her. The main thing that we are very excited about is to get our first picture!!! It will be so fun to finally see what she looks like :) Please pray for the dossier to make it safely to Uganda, for the paperwork to come back super quick, and for the safe transportation of our daughter from the orphanage she is at now to the social worker who will care for her until we can go get her.

There is so much to worry about and think about with this whole process, but I am confident that it will all work out since it is not in my hands anyway. We know that God is in control of everything and have seen Him working all along. My biggest worry is when we will actually get to travel and how long we will have to stay in the country (worried about leaving our two precious boys and Jayson leaving his job.) So, even though, I know God is in control and trust that His plan is best, I still am a little anxious. Please, please keep these things in your prayers. Knowing that friends and family are praying for our family and this whole process really does make us feel so much better :)