After weeks of being at a standstill with the adoption, things are finally moving along again. Our home study was notarized yesterday! This is what we have been waiting for. The I-800A is the next step and it usually takes around 6-8 weeks. A notarized home study must accompany the I-800A application. So when we heard the home study was ready, Steve hopped in the car, drove to Modesto, picked it up, and went straight to the Fed Ex store. He mailed off our I-800A application, complete with the notarized home study, and it arrived safely at its destination in Texas at 10:30 this morning. We are so relieved and thankful to be onto the next step.
Now the countdown begins. We need this step to take less than 8 weeks in order for our dossier to make it to China before our medical forms expire. The timing is in God’s hands and we will trust Him. But I’m sure a bit of stress will be involved as the weeks go on. Right now we are breathing a sigh of relief that the countdown has at last started.