Yesterday was a long,emotional day. We spent the morning remembering the life of Chris' Aunt Debbie. It was nice to spend time with his family again. Losing a loved one is always hard. Chris had prepared and gave a very beautiful eulogy. Summer had went back home with Chris' dad to pick up Wyatt from the bus. While she was home our Illinois social worker called to say our home study had been approved by the state! It was the one piece we were waiting on to submit our form I800-A, the approval we need by our government to adopt internationally from a Hague approved country. It is supposed to arrive by Fed Ex on Friday. If it gets here early enough, I will put send our I800-a via Fed Ex on the same day.
I have also been working on and gathering up our documents which will need to be authenticated by the appropriate offices, including the Chinese consulate. Our agency will be doing that for us, a fee well worth the price! I nearly have every document needed to mail to Delaware for them to begin assembling our dossier to go to China. I cannot hardly imagine that our paperwork will be arriving in China sometime in June, and then we will begin the process of our agency finding us our little girl! God has blessed us with the smoothness of and timeliness of this process this far. It is so amazing! We still have so much to do, Summer's new room is top priority now.