He did it again!

May 2nd, 2011

To those of you who prayed that the State Department would apostille all our documents today–I LOVE being able to tell you the next amazing thing that God has done!

He answered with yet another resounding “Yes!!”

When the lady called Joe back up to the counter so soon after we handed in our papers, we assumed she would say, “We cannot apostille this particular set of documents due to a change in policy.  I’m sorry, but you will have to start that process over again from the beginning.”

Instead, she gave the folder to him and told him with a smile that she was finished!  And before I could blink back the stunned and awestruck tears, we were on our way to meet Stephanie!

There will be more paperwork, but the worst of it is now behind us!  Our dossier is with Stephanie, so she can prepare to send it to Katie’s country.  It is all there except for our golden ticket–our USCIS approval.

I called the USCIS again today, and was told that we still have not been assigned to an officer, but we’re welcome to call as often as we like to check on our status.

Once we are assigned, we will be able to talk directly to our officer.

After we receive our approval, we plan to notarize and apostille it as soon as possible, then Stephanie can FedEx it to Katie’s country the same day.

From that point, it should only be a few weeks until we could take Trip Number One to see Katie!


…we’re praying all the more fervently as we move ever closer to our answer from the USCIS.  All my waking hours, one prayer rises up from my heart.  Oh…Lord…please…

We can tell you are praying with us, friends!  Bless you for all you are doing on behalf of our little Katie-bird!  God is using you in a very real way, and we cannot praise Him enough for you!  Thank you, thank you!!


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9 Responses to “He did it again!”

  1. Colleen says:

    We’re praying in Indiana! What wonderful news… so much closer to meeting your sweet girl!  I’ve been struggling with a lot of morning sickness the past few months so I haven’t posted a lot, but we never stopped praying!!! And, we all get such a kick out of the great Verity videos and pics… she’s such a gift from our Lord, bringing such happiness to everyone who “meets” her on here! My children giggle and squeal at how scrumptiously cute she is! God bless you and keep you (and your family-including Katarina!)…

  2. Shauna says:

    Praying for an officer now!!!

  3. Oh, you are gettting closer!!  Praying you are given to an officer real soon!

  4. sabrina says:

    Wonderful news!!!

  5. Amazing what the Father can do!  :D
    The clapping video is so sweet!  :)

  6. Kim Yeatts says:

    No wonder Verity was clapping away!!!

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  8. M says:

    Anxiously awaiting an update on if you met the matching grant amount. How are the yard sale preperations coming?

    I’m so excited at how close you are getting to holding Katerina in your arms for the first time!

  9. Stephanie says:

    YIPPEEE Jesus!!!!! :)  Now to pray for that officer assignment.  ;)

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