|Triple Falls, DuPont State Forest|
Today's update is short with only a little bit to tell you about, but it's part of the process, so...
We took a mini vacation for three days this past week (which is not part of the adoption process :D. We had a great time, and I will include a few pictures of out trip at the end of the post. The picture to the left was taken by Mark). When we came home, there was a mail notice from USCIS* acknowledging receipt of our I-800A (Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country) form. We were also informed that USCIS* will schedule bio metrics (in plain English, electronic fingerprinting and/or photograph) appointment. We should receive the notice for the time,date, and place in the mail - hopefully sooner rather than later, but you never know. This notice is not an approval from immigration for the adoption but we know that they have our application! Please continue to keep our immigration approval in prayer as we wait for a decision to be made (yes or no...of course, we need/want a yes!).
We are also working to get grant applications out. We have mailed two of them out and have complete a third online. There are three or four more that we hope to get in the mail in the next week or so. We will probably not have any information regarding the applications we have sent out for eight weeks or more. Thank you to those who have provided the requested references for us to send in with the grant paperwork. Please pray that we will be able to be approved for one or more grants: this would be a tremendous help for the adoption costs.
Thanks again for joining us!
* United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
|High Point, DuPont State Forest|
| Triple Falls|
(It rained at the beginning of our hike, so we were a bit damp.)
|At the Apple Orchard|