Friday, September 10, 2010

Officially Announcing-Bennett Busby!!!

I apologize that it has been a while since I've updated this blog....most of you know that we have been otherwise occupied (happily) and as always, the start of a new school year for a teacher is quite demanding.
Anyhow, on to the GOOD stuff...In the past several weeks we have reached milestones with our adoption of Bennett! August 11th we recieved our LSC (Letter Seeking Confirmation)which we promptly checked yes and signed and mailed to UCIS along with our I-800 and a "few" other forms. Septemeber 2nd we recieved approval for that I-800 (petition to classify a convention adoptee as an immediate relative)!!! WHOO HOO!!! Which brings us to now and the continued wait with still no difinitive answer to the ever popular question "When do you get her?" However, we do know that we are CLOSE, VERY CLOSE...we should recieve our NVC confirmation letter (stating that our approval has been forwarded to the US consulate in China )any day and then...we mail her Visa application and 2 weeks from then our approval is sent to CCAA who then take 2-3 weeks to work on Travel Approval-TA!!!
The BEST part of all of this is we are able to officially post her photos, and we were able to send her another care package,-this time with a photo book of our family and a letter to her foster family!!! She will learn who we are!! I have cried so many tears of joy over this and pray we will recieve answers to our questions and new photos of our precious baby girl.
God is good! We are continually thankful for the love and support of friends and family and appreciate your patience as we know everyone is anxious for us to be a family- we could not endure this process without your prayers, encouragement, and love.