Monday, March 29, 2010

OKAY...FInally Great news

Well we found out today that our USCIS is scheduled for April 20th!!! THis is our last thing to do...that means we are only a few weeks away of sending our dossier.
Bryce.. we are on our way to getting you home with us. I could not be happier.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Our Handsome Boy

So today is bit of a rough day...Our Vanya turned 3!!! It is so hard to think he is over there all by himself with no one celebrating a big moment in a child's life and having no idea that a family is loving him SOOOO much from afar. If only USCIS would get there act together and send us our appointment.

Bryce Vanya......Happy Birthday Sweet Boy from your Mommy & Daddy.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

some papers arrived

So we got our papers back from the State of Florida with their pretty gold apostle seal. But we are still anxiously awaiting our fingerprinting appointment. We received a letter a week ago stating that it was received in Tx but now we need to wait on the Orlando office to notify us. And of course ,you can't get a hold of anyone to talk to. I did get an email saying that it could be 2-3 weeks, so basically don't bother us until then.
I want to wrap my arms around him and just snuggle up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please Lord I'm trying real hard to hold on to strength and patience but it's getting tough. I know you don't give us more than we can handle but my plate...I'm quite Full!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Getting closer...

So we received a letter from USICS stating that they received our application and make sure everything is correct and THEN wait.... That word is becoming very common in our vocabulary. We now WAIT for the Orlando office to contact us for our appointment for fingerprinting. Makes no sense...we send our application to Lewisville, Tx so that they can do what they do with the application to then send it to Orlando. CRAZY stuff! So Tom & I are hoping that the appointment is coming by the end of the week. Sent 1/2 of our paperwork for the Florida State of apostille seal last week, which is very nerve wracking that it is in the right hands and gets back properly packaged. I know this is all so frustrating but I know that this will be SOOOOOO worth it, once that beautiful little blonde is in our arms and calls us Mommy & Daddy. It's a true testament of patience and strength. Keep us in one of your daily prayers :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

paper work oops

Ok, so we thought we had everything done as far as paperwork and got bad news yesterday that our medical papers are now expired. So we have to repeat blood work and have the paperwork signed for the third time. I sure hope our PCP is not going to hassle us about this!!! I'm so disappointed. Just when I thought everything was done and done correctly.....I stand WRONG!
SO sad.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Another big day

So we just sent off another big form towards Bryce's adoption. We just sent the immigration form needed to approve us from the US standpoint. We get an appointment for fingerprinting and then once that is done, we get an approval form. Then the dossier(all the paperwork needed to adopt Bryce) goes off to the state of florida for this pretty gold seal on it and then to the Ukraine. So to all of our loved ones......Bryce is coming home very, very,very soon.
It's so surreal now. Clothes hanging in the closet, getting his room prepped and ready to receive him.
Sending the form and money needed today is very anxiety stricken. Is it going to get in the right hands, are they going to have everything they need, are they going to approve us, and how soon is this all going to take?? Can you feel the anxiety!!!! I want this little boy more than anything in life. Loving a little boy strictly by picture...I feel it, he is our son! We are his parents.
Please pray that this next process is done very quickly with no delays! Thanks. :)