Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dossier in Kiev!

Our Dossier has been delivered in Kiev. Next it will be transcribed and submitted.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Dossier on it's way to EE!

We received word today that our Dossier was good and has been sent on to EE. It should arrive there the 29th.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dossier sent!!!

I woke up at 5am this morning and headed south for my two hour drive to Indianapolis to get the final three ducoments for our Dossier Apostilled. I figured they must open at 9am and since they are on EST that would mean they open at 8am our time. I kept thinking I was going to have traffic issues since i'd be hitting Indy at morning rush hour.....But it was as if God cleared a path for me. I wasn't delayed at all!

I arrived at the Government building about 8:45am EST. Pulled up front and there was one open parking spot right in front of the entrance. I walked inside, cleared the security check and arrived at the Secretary of States office about 8:50am. There was no waiting and within 5 minutes i was back out the door.

I drove back home and finished putting the papers in order. Then the OCD kicked in. I sat that the table for what seemed like an hour just rechecking the Dossier. This is hilarious because i had just yesterday gone through it for hours as well. I guess after all the time and effort it is hard to accept that the paperwork is actually done!

Diana and I drove to UPS together.....And off it went!

I always think that the process will get a little less stressful the closer we get to bringing our girls home. I guess I feel a little less stressed but i realize that until they are here in our home safely tucked away in thier beds i won't be able to rest.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Tomorrow morning i'm driving to Indianapolis to have the last three forms Apostilled. Then i'll overnight it to California for one last going over by Victoria (Director of About A Child) then we're submitting!

Yesterday we received more incredible news. Getting close to traveling and not having all the money we decided to ask our Credit Union for a loan. Problem is, they do not and newer have given a signature loan for the amount we were asking. In fact, we were requesting more than double the amount of they're MAX signature loan. We prayed about it and left it in God's hands. Our mighty God came through as He always does. We got a call from the loan officer yesterday and she said...WE ARE APPROVED!

Two of our Great friends are in EE right now meeting thier children. One of the families is adopting from the same Orphanage and Group as we are. We so hope to make our first trip when they return for thier second.

Thank you all for your Prayers!

Shane & Diana

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dossier is Complete!

We received the I-171H on Monday and Hammered Down on the rest of the Dossier this week. We completed all the paperwork at 4:30pm this afternoon, scanned it and sent it off to our Facilitator for review. We hope to be submitting next week!

We are still quite a bit short on the funds we need. We are meeting with our Church staff tonight to see if they can help. Our back-up plan is to apply for a loan with our Credit Union. They have NEVER given a signature loan of that amount before but will be presenting it to the board.

Today we need your prayers!


Shane & Diana

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I-171H is on the way!

I haven't posted in awhile because there really wasn't much more to say. But today we recieved exciting news.....USCIS is sending out our I-171H today!

Our Dossier is nearly complete and hopefully we'll be mailing it out for review next week.

Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes!

Shane & Diana