"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Monday, February 2, 2009

Adoption Update

In the adoption world, papers swirl about you like Pigpen from Charlie Brown. We have most everything completed, and now we wait on the next step.

We received notification on Saturday that our biometric fingerprint appointments are scheduled for February 12th at 9:00. Because the appointments are in Fargo, we will have to go down the night before. Thank goodness for Grandparents that can hold down the fort so we can do this!

I will have to call immigration services (USCIS) this morning because Kevin's name has a typo on the official fingerprint appointment letter. Makes me feel better that even the government can make mistakes!

Kevin and I will go to Catholic Charities' office today to start our face-to-face interviews with our social worker who is preparing the home study. We are looking forward to getting this underway as well.

So now we wait: for the completed home study and then approval from USCIS to finish up our dossier. It's true what they say, "hurry up and wait!"

The swirling paperwork follows me around--maybe not literally, but at least in my mind!

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