Monday, January 24, 2011

Dossier Update

With all the craziness of last week I forgot to mention that we F-I-N-A-L-L-Y got our paperwork sent to USCIS. Basically this is an application to U.S. Immigration for permission to bring home a foreign-born child. This part of the paperwork process is notoriously long and unpredictable...and the approval form is often called your "Golden Ticket". From what I understand, first your application has to be assigned to an officer. Then your officer sets up a fingerprinting appointment for you for federal digital fingerprints. After that you wait...and wait...and wait...until finally your golden ticket comes in the mail. Please pray for our application to get processed quickly! It could literally be months before we have that precious piece of paper in our hands.

The rest of our dossier paperwork is coming along quite well! I'm actually starting to believe that it will get done, haha. My dissertation on the other hand...I still needs lots of faith and prayer :).

Another reminder that if you grabbed our button and put it on your blog, please re-grab it because I had to change some of the code. I got fussed at (in a kind way) for not having the button link directly to our Family Sponsorship Page on Reece's Rainbow. Whoops.

We are getting close to starting TWO fundraisers, so stay tuned for updates! Here's a clue: they all involve jewelry. And thank you to whomever donated $50 to our grant fund yesterday! It really lifted my spirits.

One final thought and prayer request...God is really stirring our hearts up again and it's not clear yet what He is asking us to do. I can't say much more than that right now, please just pray for clarity...and QUICKLY! There is really no time to sit around and play the "wait-and-see" game. Oh, dear Lord...what are you asking us to do this time?!?


Melissa said...

Prayers and Positive Thoughts Jess! And best Wishes on your dissertation : ) Can't wait to see Riley HOME!



PJH said...

I am so glad I found your blog through Reece's Rainbow! My husband and I went to Roanoke College and my family are huge VT fans so we're not too far from one another. I am sponsoring two little girls on Reece's Rainbow as well, and wish you the best in bringing Riley (and Vika) home!

Jess said...

Thanks, Melissa! How is your paperchase coming along?

PJH-Love your blog, I'm so glad you found mine too! Clara and Sophie are such sweeties. I'm now following you! (I de-stalkified myself :))