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!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Some progress

Most of the time, during the process of intercountry adoption, you're either hurrying up or waiting.  Right now, after 6 months of hurrying up, we're (not) waiting.  But this is a different kind of (not) waiting because there are a couple people I could call who can immediately tell me exactly where our papers are and what is happening to them.  

Right now our papers are at (or about to be at) the translator's office where they will be for the next week or so.  Then, they will be sent to LIMIAR's staff in Brazil who will submit them to the Brazilian courts in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Parana, Pernambuco and Sao Paulo.  We will be notified when they are submitted to the courts, and then comes some more (not) waiting.  

In the meantime, I'm finishing off this monster of an adoption parenting book, working on the quilt project, and continuing to study Portuguese.   Oh, and not waiting.

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