We received a voicemail from the doctor’s office on Saturday afternoon that our medical clearances were ready to be picked up. Hallelujah! As soon as they opened this morning, I was in their office picking up our precious forms. My favorite line:
Is the adoption applicant’s state of health suitable for raising a child? Yes!
And that assurance is signed and notarized. Woohoo!
The last big piece of paperwork needed before dossier submission is the I171-H approval, which gives us authorization to bring a child into the United States. When Jeff talked to USCIS last Thursday, they said we should have the decision in the mail sometime this week. We hoped it would arrive today. I stalked the mailbox. But no approval today. Maybe tomorrow?
We’ve been waiting for this immigration approval since the beginning of October and it has been nerve-wracking. We feel that it’s the last approval that judges us as potential parents. Everything after this point is just paperwork, just formalities. We have been scrutinized under a microscope and the immigration approval gives that final vote of approval that we need.
A friend has reminded us that it WILL come because God has had His hand all over our adoption process thus far. I’m still asking God to help grow my faith!