Just a little update and prayer request:
We are excited to say that our paperwork (Dossier) is in Colombia!!!!! This is so exciting. The paperwork has been translated into Spanish and is ready to go. We had a great discussion with our case worker about the next steps. We are so blessed to work with such compassionate and knowledgeable people. They are definitely in this business for the right reasons! After our conversation regarding our options we are excited to say that next week our file will be going to an orphanage. So, here is where you can help pray specifically!
*That we will be approved through the orphanage and they will start looking to match us with the children God has prepared us for.
*Also, financially …..that the rest of the expenses would be covered!
Thank you so much for joining us in this path that God is leading us down. We feel and see the blessings all around. It is so encouraging to have support from you! This process can be very long and discouraging but we know that this is right where we are supposed to be.
Facts about adoption:
1. Your lunch times turn into trips to the Post Office. These Postal workers become your friends. They are way more helpful than the kiosk in the lobby!
2. You pay for tracking, 2-day shipping, insurance, and other services you would otherwise probably never use. (but this paperwork that you send off is like gold…so you do anything to make sure it gets to it’s destination)
3. The copy machine is your friend. (make copies of EVERYTHING)
The question asked by most of the people we know……so when will you meet your kids?
Our answer…..when God is ready to reveal who they are.
So, for now I am just going to keep updating you on where we are in this process until the day comes to tell you about our kids. We are so excited that we are checking things off our list and are at peace with the timing of this process.
On the last update, we told you that we were waiting on our FBI fingerprints to arrive.
Well, we got them!!!! It was one of those days that we prayed in the morning to claim that we would receive the prints that day and when we got home they were in the mailbox. Praise the Lord!
So the next step is getting those FBI results to Colombia. When they arrive in Colombia, they will be put with our Dossier and be ready for approval and matching!
I really can’t believe we are talking about these final steps.
Pray for us to continue to LISTEN to God and not set up our own plans. He has seen us all the way through this process and we are excited to watch the rest unfold.
So many of you have been asking where we are in the adoption process. The adoption process is different for everyone. Sometimes we have exciting news and sometimes we are just waiting. So, if you are wondering if we have been matched with a sibling set, the answer is no. However, we do have some updates for you. The longer you are in this process the more peace you have with God’s perfect timing. We find joy in every step forward we take.
Latest progress in the Lane adoption:
*We are approved through the immigration department.
*We prepared the Dossier and had it sent to Colombia to be translated into Spanish.
*We have mailed our fingerprints to the FBI and are waiting on approval to complete the Dossier.
Next Steps are:
*After the FBI approval, we need to have it apostilled.
*Then we will be waiting on our Dossier to be approved by Colombia.
*At that point, we will be waiting to be matched with a sibling group.