Monday, May 3, 2010

A Blessed Time Line

In just two days our dossier will be submitted for review and then a travel date should follow. How exciting! I hope all of our paperwork is okay--- but then that would be a world record for us--- and we all know that rarely happens for anyone adopting from Ukraine--- but I can hope. :)

Everything is coming together nicely--- even had someone offer to help out with the kids if we needed it. Oh and then sweet Sally who I had the privilege of meeting a month ago also offered to help out if she was back from China with her new son in time.

My biggest concern is this whole Interpol thing where the SDA checks our background at the international level. Pretty crazy huh?? No I am worried about passing the check--- but what I am worried about is the whole timing thing because this "check" takes 40 or so days-- and you can't get a court date until you have it. And I have seen over and over these families being invited to Ukraine for their appointment way before this time has passed holding them up in Ukraine longer than necessary.

But God knows our situation with our kids at home-- He knows how hard it will be for us to be away from our kids--- and I trust He the best time scheduler ever---- and will do what is best for our family. With that said, I am still hoping for a mid June appointment--- any sooner and we will miss Caleb's graduation and all the kids' last day of school.

Oh, and one last thing. Did I ever mention the term, "Petitioning for a child?" Hmmm, maybe I forgot to.


Julie said...

a certain child? Hmm... can't wait to see who it is. : ) Good luck! I hope the process goes quickly. Praying for you all.

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Praying it will go smoothly!!! Adoption is sooo unpredictable and this why people really think we are nuts????

Just Me said...

Does petitioning for a child mean a specific child? Like say, Miss O?!? Ah, that would be great.

If not, then I'm in the dark as to what that may mean! lol

Annie said...

I think it might be a lot easier to miss the end of the school year than the beginning..... The year we came home with Ilya and missed the younger kids' first week of school at a new school, and Maxim's first year of High School, was really, really bad. It would have been better if they'd totally MISSED it, and not gone than all the horrible things that happened when they were there but - with the wrong materials, in the wrong uniforms, at the wrong time. Dreadful. Then I made Ilya go to school. Worst thing I ever did in my life, I think. I can really not think of anything that had a more difficult, hard-to-heal outcome.

Kristy said...

So exciting!!!!!!!!! Thanks for leaving us hanging!

The McEacherns said...

Oooo, I'm so excited to see who you're after this time!