Sunday, May 28, 2017
Friday morning we got the email from our program director we had been anxiously waiting for and praying for, for 6 weeks and 1 day: Out dossier is officially approved and registered by Ukraine! This is such a huge answer to prayer to be approved the first time and another big step completed in our journey. We are now waiting to receive our appointment date in country and will be able to make plans to travel a couple days prior to that. Please pray with us that we would receive this date very soon! Also that once we have a date we will be able to make travel plans smoothly. And, as usual, for continued finances as our trip draws nearer.
Monday, May 22, 2017
It's been 40 days since we submitted our dossier and we still have no news. We have been hoping every day since we hit the four week mark we might hear of our official approval any day. The waiting is complicated by knowing there is still a chance that something in our dossier could be rejected, which means we would need to make changes, resubmit, and wait all over again. Some families have needed to submit multiple times before receiving approval. Oh how we are praying we will get approval the first time! Fortunately we have been busy with work and other things so the wait has not yet felt excruciating (though I may be checking my email more than a few times a day!). We are desperate to get word of approval though, knowing that would be one more step conquered, so would greatly appreciate prayers that it would come this week!
In other news we held a successful garage sale fundraiser earlier this month and raised over $560 for our adoption expenses! We are planning to have one more in June so would appreciate prayers for that to be successful as well.
Hopefully we will be writing again soon to share good news about our approval! In the meantime please pray with us!