Chinese Proverb

Red Threads:
When a child is born, an invisible red thread reaches out from the child's spirit and connects to all important people who will enter the child's life. As the child grows, the threads shorten, bringing closer those people who are destined to be together.
Chinese Proverb

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Homestudy Home Visit is Complete

Julie came to see our house this evening. The girls took her around to see the house and yard. The girls were very animated telling her about our family. We finished answering questions and turning in paperwork for all aspects of our life. Julie said by the end of the week or the first of next she will have our study written up and sent on to our placing agency. She is also going to send us our application for immigration to send in. Immigration may very well be the longest wait we still have to face. We will send in the application with a check. Once they read the application they will send us a new letter that gives us an appointment to go get fingerprinted for homeland security. The wait is several weeks to months to get a fingerprint appt and an approval. That will be the last piece of the puzzle to send to China. The whole packet of documents is a dossier. Dossier has everything from the homestudy, birth certificates, marriage license, financial reports, to the fingerprints and background checks. The rules are so many for China. all documents including birth certificates must be less than 6 months old at the time we send to China. All these documents must be notorized, sent to the county and state, then sent to Washington DC to the embassy to be certified. Please keep prayers coming as this process is so long and can be disheartened.

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