Wednesday, May 9, 2012

adoption update in May

We don't have any exciting news yet. What a bummer of an introduction, hmm? We are waiting on some mysterious thing called an Article 5 letter. Some person out there who knows-it-all will probably explain this to me in the comments, but here's where I think we are:

Two weeks ago, US immigration granted provisional approval for the immigration of two very special little kids, and our documents should be filed by now at the US Embassy in Spaghettia.

Next, we get that Article 5 thingy (technical term),
then our documents are filed with the Bg government,
then they send our dossier to court,
the court assigns a judge,
then we get a court date,
then we have court (!!),
then we go get those kiddos a few weeks later.

It's a little like the hokey pokey, only it's way more confusing and there's no tune to it.

 In the meantime, our crawlspace is drying out from the great Alaskan snowmelt and we are enjoying a little lull after negotiating the use of one of our images with a major publisher and the use of some of our earflap hats for a photo shoot  with a major magazine. Whew!

Many of you are probably well into summer weather, so we're listing new kerchiefs and hairbands every few days. We're still waiting for the grass to turn green here - the faintest hint of it is just budding in our woods - but when the kids go to bed, I can settle into the couch and read by full sunlight well past 9pm again (love that!!). 
Happy May to you, friends!


Sue Runyon said...

Yay! Things are progressing with the adoptions. Hope they speed up so you can bring those precious ones home very soon.

Luella Newkirk said...

Sounds like you at least know where you are on several different fronts and they're moving along. That is always a good thing!!

MYSAVIOR said...

This is a long time coming.
God is good! It will happen soon.


sammysgrammy said...

I am excited about the Magazine spread............and, of course the children!

Kathleen said...

Congrats on your feature! Glad the Adoption Hokey Pokey is moving along. Maybe a little upbeat music in the background would get it going faster?! Hope you can say adios to the soggy mess soon... Wow - lovely long days!!!! yay!!!

K Low said...

Fun catching up on what's happening your way! Keep persevering. God is good!

Angels and Everlastings said...

So glad for the update - keep posting in the cast blog blitz thread!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Great news on the update! Hopefully time will fly by, as it always does and you'll have those precious kiddies. Wanna hear more about that magazine spread!

Kim said...

I understand very well the adoption Hokey Pokey. My brother and sis in law adopted 2 girls from Haiti and were in the process for 4 years with one final year to go . . .then came the earthquake which caused such damage to the orphanage that it sped things up rather quick. Two months after that the girls arrived!! Praying all will go smoothly and that time will fly by! So exciting!