Monday, September 17, 2007

CIS APPROVAL

We FINALLY received our CIS approval....our very last piece of paperwork and approval needed. We are as official as possible and so excited to be getting close to bringing children home. While we received the CIS approval well within a normal amount of time, I am so thankful not be stalking the mailman anymore:)

The kids knew that we were waiting for one last piece of paper. After checking the mail, I told them we got the paper we had been waiting for....so now that the people in Ethiopia can look for their new brothers or sisters. Our tender Caleb said, "That makes me want to cry" and he was teary and Hannah was squealing....and I started crying. Beau was excited too....quickly taking care of the final notarization and fed ex to Kate! Beau's comment...."Nat, I guess this means you won't be checking the mail anymore." I never checked the mail before, and I guess I am done now:)

The kids and I prayed after we got the letter....thanking God for His delivering this awesome news to us today and for His sovereignty in our lives.

8 comments:

dleventhal said...

That's great news guys! We are so excited that this last bit of required documentation has been signed, sealed & delivered!

Praying for a speedy match!

- David & Missy
www.theleventhals.com

Lindsey and Cortney said...

Congrats!!! Now you are just days away from officially waiting!!! It is so exciting/stressful/wonderful!!! We are just over 6 weeks into the wait for an infant boy/girl. I saw your comment on Drew and Carey's blog about the 140 families in the Ethiopian process. In my heart I am eternally thankful that all of those children will have families but I have to wonder how many of those families are in the "waiting for referral" group! Mary didn't happen to mention that did she?? We have been told up to 3 months and 3-5 months for a referral, did Mary address the timeline at the meet and greet. Sorry for all of the questions, if you hadn't already noticed I am a forensic blogger in the worst way!!! Congrats again!!! We will be praying for your family during this exciting time!!!

The Breedlove family said...

I am so excited for you guys! It is an amazing feeling, isn't it? I am so glad that we are on our way together! Amy

Timm and Jennifer said...

Wonderful news! I loved that feeling of having all the paperwork completed...We are just passing the 8 week mark waiting for a infant girl. Prayers to you for a quick referral!

Renee said...

Congratulations guys! This is such a huge milestone! We waited a short 16 days from "offically waiting" to our referral! The latest sibling referralas have been given in 5 weeks, 3 weeks and our 16 days! It's such an amazing experience to get the pictures and read all about your sweet little ones! What ages have you requested for the siblings?
Wishing you a speedy referral!
Renee

emily said...

That is sooo exciting!! I was so happy the day that it arrived-- praying for a short wait for your family:)

Jana said...

wonderful!!!!

Drew Carey Show said...

Exciting news! You're so close! Wow, I can't believe there are 140 families in the program. I would give anything to know where we are on that list. Enjoy this special time -- and may you get a speedy referral!