Monday, August 30, 2010

DTR 8/30/10

God is good!! Our dossier was signed today authenticated today and now it is on its way to Rwanda.  This is a major step in our Rwandan adoption, and just in the nick of time.  As a friend of mine use to say God is never late, but rarely early.  So our status in our adoption process is called DTR 8/30/10, which means our Dossier To Rwanda on 8/30/10.  We are very excited about this, but it is hard because so many others are going through major struggles with their adoption.  We will be able to track our dossier using a tracking number and watch it travel all the way do Rwanda.  The kids are very excited about this!! We will keep you posted.
God is good,

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Gods hand at work

We have some good and bad news about the Rwandan adoption process.  We found out on thursday that Rwanda will be closing there doors to accepting any more Dossiers (adoption paperwork) on Aug 31!! This way they can process all the current Dossiers and reorganize there adoption process to be in compliance with a Hague standards.  Our  Dossier has been in D.C. at the U.S. & Rwandan Embassy, there they put a federal certification on it.  Our family coordinator at America world has been working hard going to D.C. for us and trying to get our Dossier finished up and in the the mail.  We were hoping for it to get Fed EX to Rwanda on friday, but it was missing one last signature, so now we are hoping for monday to get it Fed EX to Rwanda.  The good news is that as long as it has that last signature on or before the 31st then the Ministry in Rwanda should still accept our Dossier.  The bad news is that there are a whole bunch on people who have been chasing paper for there Rwandan adoptions and now the door has been slammed shut in there face.  That could have been me just a couple of months ago!! I feel so sad as I read all my blog friends who are working through some very hard decisions right now.

The reason I titled this post "Gods hand at work" is because as I look at all that has been happening we can see Gods had at work in all of this.  Fist of all it is going to take an act of God to get my Dossier to Rwanda on time and the ministry still accept it, and it would take an act of God to not get our Dossier to Rwanda.  So what ever happens on know for sure it is Gods hand moving our Dossier around.  Another positive in all this is that now that the Ministry in Rwanda has closed there doors maybe they will be in a hurry to process all the Dossiers that they have.  Maybe this  will change the wait time for us.  It is currently taking Rwanda 9-11 months to get a referral from them, maybe, just maybe it will be much less.  I don't know, but am hoping.

The Lord gave me this verse on friday morning, "Job is an example of a man who endured patiently.  From his example we see how the Lords plan finally ended in good.  For He is full of tenderness and mercy." James 5:11

Monday, August 9, 2010

Update on our Dossier

I have some exciting news about our adoption. We are moving on to the next phase in the adoption process called the waiting period. On July 28 I was able to mail in all of our paperwork, also called our Dossier, to the adoption agency along with the $5,000 that goes along with it!! This is a major step in our adoption, because that is the end of our paper chase!! So now what is the big question. Currently our Dossier is in Washington DC first it will go to the US Embassy and get authenticated, then it goes to the Rwandan Embassy and get some more authenticating done to it. This could take 2-4 weeks to get done. We will at some point get an e-mail from the Rwandan Embassy with a fed ex tracking number and we will be able to track our Dossier as it travels to Rwanda!! Once the Dossier goes to Rwanda it will go to the Ministry of Family and gender services and will be added to a huge stack of other Dossier. There it will wait for 9-11 months. So yes it is still a long road to Rwanda, but we are moving slow and steady. While we wait I would ask all of you to pray with me for the Ministry so that they will be able to develop an efficient and effective method for processing Dossiers. Thank you so much for all your prayers and support.