Friday, July 2, 2010

July 1, 2010

Should be remembered here as the day a great battle was won...immigration gave us a favorable finding in our application to adopt an orphan. Marina is coming home! I wanted to post last night but work has been so incredibly busy and I got home so late and tired, not to mention just exhausted from finally getting the news. Tully had it in the car all day not realizing that was the paper I have worn a path to the mailbox looking for...but nonetheless here it is. I woke up this morning and all I could say was Thank you. It seems like the first time in so very very long that I did not go to sleep with a beggars prayer on my heart and wake up the same way...I have been begging God for something about this adoption and then something about Caylyn before that for the last several years (4!!) Today all I can say is thank you. Thank you that there is a heaven at all. Thank you there is God. Thank you that God is love and not something bad. Thank you that He made us a way to be there with Him some day and talk with Him now. Thank You probably needs to be bigger...
Today we send the papers to be apostilled after scanning them all in for everyone to see stateside and approve. This is a final check and we can fix anything that needs possibly fixing, though I cannot imagine what that might entail by now...and yet surely something:)
Once everything is apostilled (notarizing the notary at state level), then the dossier ships to our facilitator in Ukraine where it is translated and interpol clearance is run and the application submitted to their State Department of Adoption. They give us a travel date and it is on at that point to travel...
Wow, I can't believe we got that thing after so long...amazing.


  1. Congratulations, I am so excited she is coming home!!!

  2. Cathy, I know that there are NO two people on this earth happier than you and Tully right now! But I'm so very happy for you too! I just can NOT wait to see her at home with her Mummy and Daddy! I fully believe in God's timing and know that what we don't know HE does... so I'm really excited to see just what is in store for you! I am certain that it is wonderful!

  3. AMAZING!!!!!!!!! we are so happy for you guys and little marina!!!!!

  4. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMEN! I cannot WAIT to see you with your girl!!!!!!! and maybe another one??!?!? :)

  5. YAY!!!! We are so so so HAPPY for you all...and can't wait to welcome her to the family!!!