Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Uncertain Excuberance

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
 - Galatians 6:9

Today marked yet another tremendous milestone in our adoption journey; we received our I600 Approval!!

It's honestly hard to describe how it feels to be this close to actually getting to bring the boys home.  Suffice it to say that we're covering the emotional spectrum.  Excitement, joy, love, happiness, uncertainty,'s impossible to pinpoint just one or two specific emotions to convey adequately.

While we've done our best to be patient and maintain positive thoughts, it has not been easy at times.  We have, however, been Blessed to have met so many people along this journey that have become unbelievably supportive.

We'll keep this post brief, but we'd be remiss to not expand upon the title somewhat.  As we've gone through the adoption process, we've faced countless requirements regarding documents, filings, approvals, resubmittals, etc.

We want to clearly and truthfully state that at very few points in time did we know what we were! 

Without the help of our adoption agent (Carla), our POA (and the director of the boys' orphanage......Kofi), and individuals on the Ghana Adoption site (too numerous to mention, but thank you one and all), we would still be trying to figure out what a homestudy was!

This post, then, is for all of those individuals that have been so key in boosting our spirits, praying for us, and continuing to ask how things are going. 

When you've been so excited by progress reports such as "we received our I600 Approval today!" and you've excitedly stated how "terrific" that is, before then asking "so, what does that mean exactly?", do not feel badly!  For the most part, we haven't been sure either!!

We do know this............we're down to the visa packet filing and the exit interview in Ghana by Kofi, and Koby and Kwame will be coming home!  Thank you all and God Bless you!   

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