Great news today!
Our agency finally heard from the ICAB - they are the board in the Philippines that handles all adoptions - that they have our paperwork and will be taking it to the board on May 8th to be approved. We were so happy just to hear they did indeed have our paperwork and are even more happy to hear there is an actual date to look at everything.
We've been told to not expect to hear back right away. Not sure why though. We are hoping to hear sooner than later. So here is what could happen after May 8th...
a) ICAB could not approve something in our paperwork. We then try to appeal their decision with more paperwork and then wait for another decision. But we are NOT planning on that happening. So erase this thought from your mind and stick (b) into your head!...
b) ICAB approves our paperwork and then starts paperwork for Little C's VISA. The VISA appointments and paperwork should take 1-3 months. Once that is approved, we buy our plane tickets and find our way to the Philippines!!! We are still thinking July would then be the earliest this could all happen. Keep praying!!! It will only be a good thing for him to come home in THE SUMMER when we can get a lot more time together as a family. I really really really hope this happens. Keep praying!
Thanks for all of the prayers so far! We really appreciate it! The support we get from all of our family and friends is beyond comprehension.