Thursday, June 14, 2012

Keeping It Real

The waiting is getting difficult... 
I'll just go ahead & keep it real.

I have been disheartened this week to learn that when our dossier was presented to the IHNFA, they requested another letter from us.  Another! Document!

And-- if that wasn't enough to bum me out, we just received word yesterday that the IHNFA is requesting a NEW medical form (for all 4 us!) that needs to be submitted with all dossiers.

What does all this really mean??  
More time to wait....

We have to make separate appointments to generate all the needed documents.  Take those to be notarized.  Take them to be certified in their respective counties (different than a notary).  Then, take all those back down to the State to be apostilled.
Once all that is completed, we overnight them to our agency in DC... & then they send the package on to Honduras.
And, when that happens... we pray that our dossier will be reviewed & accepted QUICKLY!

As a gentle nudge from the Lord, I read this today:

Galatians 5:22

 22-23 But what happens when we live God's way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.

Thanks for reading & for caring.  I really hate being a Debbie Downer.


Kate Whitmore said...

Prayers for you and your family during this period of waiting!

Gina said...

Hi Kristin-
Greetings from another adopting from Honduras family. I know EXACTLY how you feel. I started this process back in 2010, and have had countless documents "added on." Psych report, new reference letters, new medical form for my daughter, etc. Then, everything started expiring (USCIS stuff), so more paperwork. There is an end though! I just got my first waiting number this week! But now more waiting... Glad to meet other Honduran blogging families.

Kristin Vanzant said...

Thank you so much for praying, Kate! It means more than you know. We need to meet...* in real life *. :-) xo

Kristin Vanzant said...

So lovely to meet you Gina! Thanks for leaving your comment! So excited for you!!! What # did you log in at? What agency? And where are you living/from? So many questions... Grateful to hear your wonderful news!!! Congrats! :-)

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