Thursday, May 3, 2007

Guess What?

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent us a letter today. In the opening paragraph it says, "It has been determined that you are able to furnish proper care to an orphan or orphans as defined by Section 101 (b)(1)(F) of the Immigration and Nationality Act." Some of you may be thinking..."Yeah, that applies to Gina...but how'd Dave get by?" Hey, I'm just thankful Gina's normal and we'll just leave it at that! So...

Tonight we get all our paperwork notarized and hopefully tomorrow head over to Lincoln to get them certifiied by the Secretary of State. From there is a short certified insured mail hop to Virginia to our adoption agency followed by a trans-Atlantic airmail to Kiev, Ukraine for translation!

As I write, we are in the process of preparing for her arrival. What has been our guest bedroom is rapidly becoming a pink wonderland. The bed frame is assembled awaiting a mattress, wallpaper is stripped, the holes spackled, and the paint is moments from coat one.

8 comments:

gwarrick said...

CONGRATULATIONS! It must feel good to have one more step behind you. We will continue to pray as the steps unfold before you.
Blessings...
Gary & Cherry

Valerie Calderon said...

Wonderful! Can't wait to meet her.
Valerie

Cindy G said...

We are so thrilled for you guys! It has been fun to read & be included on your "journey!" We are praying for you each week, & know God will continue to move things along! It's getting exciting! Blessings! Rob & Cindy

SJ said...

Thank you so much for sending me links to you blog. I am so happy to hear about your new arrival. FYI my mom was adopted so I know firsthand how special it is for families to make this decision.
You are in my prayers.
Sandra

Heidi Powers said...

WONDERFUL! You are going to make one little girls dreams come true. I guess fairy tales can come true when you put your faith in God and watch Him work his magic.
We are thrilled for you!
Ray & Heidi

Jeff said...

Gina & David, God Bless, great to see Him work.

Jeff

Stephanie and Nathan Huisman said...

We know how this all goes---three cheers for paper pregancy! Be sure to do something to celebrate...eat steak or something!
Stephanie Huisman

beth said...

Very cool!