- Since the CIS is still getting used to processing the new I-800 forms, about half of all adopting families in the US are being asked to have their social worker update parts of their homestudy. We're praying that we find favor with those who review our case so that we receive approval smoothly and swiftly.
- We've learned that the translation of our dossier will take place in the US, not Brazil as we had assumed. The woman who will translate all of our documents (wholelifeonpaper) has been working with Limiar for a long time, and we're told she's "very fast." In fact, there's a possibility that, depending on her schedule, she may be able to get started on our documents before we're 100% done gathering them. If that works out, she would be able to start in on what we have already and then finish up quickly once we have our USCIS approval ready to send her. We're praying that will work out smoothly too.
This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!