Wednesday, December 23, 2009
We received an exciting email on Monday of this week...our homestudy was approved by the state DHR and was sent to the USCIS last Monday (the 14th). YIPPEE! That's progress, folks! We also have submitted our first set of dossier documents, which is required for us to get our first travel invitation from Russia. That is the trip where we will meet Sarge for the first time and accept his referral. We will also petition the court for a court date to formally adopt him on that trip. Sadly, we will return to the U.S. for several weeks while we wait for that court date without our Sarge. But, we plan to stay busy preparing for his arrival. So, the bottom line is, our dossier has been submitted to the USCIS. Now we wait for them to approve it. Then it is sent to Russia. Then Russia translates it, approves it, and gives us a travel date. There's nothing else for us to do except wait to get our travel date! Please pray that all of that happens quickly. We have been told by our social worker that it could be as early as late January!!!