Thursday, April 15, 2010

Information regarding Russian adoption

You may have heard in the news that Russian adoptions are suspended. The halt of adoption was never issued from President Medvedev or the Minister of Education and Science, so the news from all the different outlets saying that adoption is halted is false. Adoption is under the authority of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has no jurisdiction. Praise God for this news. We are trusting in the Lord and know that He is charge of everything!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Stepping forward in faith

I chose this title for today's post because this is exactly what we are doing! Today is a very exciting day because the painters are here to paint Riley's room. I can't wait to see the final product. The walls are going to be antiguan blue (which is a teal color). I will try to post some picture later. We are thrilled to see when the Lord brings her home to us.

This is my Spring Break and it is off to a great start!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

On Monday, we received an email asking us to redo the portion of our paperwork that is needed for us to be registered in the different regions. David and I worked diligently on this that same day and were able to submit them for review to our case manager that same evening. The next day (Tuesday) we got another email telling us that Russia has changed the forms again and that we needed to redo them. Thankfully, this part of the paperwork does not take much time. It is just filling in some personal info (passport numbers, birthdate, etc). We completed the second revision and that is where we are as of right now. David took all the new paperwork to be notarized today. I am heading back to Austin tomorrow to get the documents apostilled. The silver lining to this is that we will soon be registered in 7 regions. This should shorten the wait time even more because we are going from 3 regions to 7 regions.