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!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Provisional Approval!

Celebrate!  We received "Provisional Approval" for our children's visas from USCIS today!  1...2...3...4! 4 visas ready and waiting to be printed as soon as the adoption is finalized. 

Here's what I think we have left:
  • Provisional Approval should have been sent to the US Consulate in Rio also.
  • Rio makes up a document called "Article 5" by the US and known as the "Acordo" by the Brazilians.
  • Lino makes us a court appointment.
  • Away we go to Brazil to meet our children!
Look how short that list is!  I can hardly believe all we've been through is down to 4 bullet points.  I'm not even willing to guess how long all of this will take, but I know we're closer than ever to being parents to four children hand-chosen to be our family by the same hands that created the universe! 


Julia said...

That is so amazing! Your list looks very, very short to me. :)

Colleen said...

AAAAAH! I just can't stand it! You're so close! :)