One (small) step closer to China!
We had our biometric fingerprinting appointment today. Now, we just wait for our approval from USCIS (Homeland Security). We hope that it will come within the next two weeks. Our agency is going to send our dossier through the authentication process over the next couple of weeks. It has to be authenticated at several different levels (county, state, country/consulate). We are a little worried that my medical exam will be outside of the six month window from exam date that we need for the final authentication, so we are going ahead and sending all of our documents except for the USCIS approval through the authentication process now and then, once we receive the USCIS approval, we will expedite that one from through the authentication process. Once all of the documents have been authenticated, our agency will send our dossier to China and we will officially be DTC (Dossier to China). We are really close to DTC! I am hoping that we will be DTC in early March.
So, today's fingerprinting appointment was one small step closer to China!
Also, regarding adoption updates,we applied for our first grant this week. I believe the review process takes 6-8 weeks, so we probably will not hear anything for awhile. We will continue to apply for a few more grants over the next few weeks/months. Some have specific deadlines and others do not. Please be in prayer that we will receive the grants and funds that God desires and that we will have peace when/if we do not receive grants.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!