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In about 4 months

Here is the latest on our Little C..

Friday, we sent our immigration paperwork to the USCIS (United States Citizenship & Immigration Services). This paperwork is scheduled to take 4-6 weeks to process, although a friend of friend just got theirs done and it only took 2 weeks! So hopefully they are still moving at the same pace!

Friday afternoon we received word that our Final Acceptance letter had been received by our agency and was being directly sent to the Philippines. Along with this letter we also sent a photo book for Little C. The book included pictures of us, our dog, the house, pictures of things we like to do, and pictures of WINTER! Poor kid will most likely becoming home around winter time... it will be quite the shock to the system I'm sure.

Once immigration has processed our I-800 forms, we will give word to the Philippines that all is cleared on our end and then it is their turn to finish paperwork there. They will fly Little C to Manila where a passport will be issued and VISA interview and physical will be conducted. As long as his physical shows no signs of TB or any other red flags, we will be called and told to get our travel plans in order shortly following this visit!

Just got this for the boy's room-
a Henry David Thoreau quote.
Both fitting for the adoption process
and it is what we wish for the boys.
We are planning on this whole process to take about 4 months, could be shorter, could be longer. So basically anywhere from late October - February... I know, not the most narrow of fields, but at least it is something!!!!

I will keep you updated as the process moves along. Currently, now that the paperwork is done, I am back at it trying to get the boy's room ready. Did a little painting today with much more to come.
There may be a garage sale in a couple weeks, if I can find/make time to finish cleaning the corners of our house out! And a concert is in process to not only help raise funds for our travel, but also for physical and monetary donations to be made to the orphanage Little C has been living. All of this and the school year is starting up - I think I'm going to stay busy.  :)

Thanks again for all of your prayers and well wishes!!!!! 

In Christ ~
Mara

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