Thursday, April 12, 2012

Good Morning from the USCIS

Found in our email box this morning:

Dear Applicant/Petitioner:

Your USCIS application/petition has been received and routed to the National Benefit Center for processing. Within 7 - 10 days by standard mail you will receive your official Receipt Notice (Form I-797) with your Receipt Number XXXXX. If you have any questions please contact the Hague Unit at (877) 424-8374 or NBC.HAGUE@DHS.GOV


You know; there's a part of me that just WANTS to reply to that message, only because they put in such big letters for me NOT TO.  But don't worry.  I don't intend to anger the USCIS "Gods" in any way.  I pray daily that whoever has our file is in good spirits, reads our letter of medical necessity, and gets a move on it. 

Only God knows. 

James 5:7-8:

"Be patient, therefore, until the coming of the Lord.  See how the farmer waits for the precious fruits of the earth, being patient about it, until he receives the early and late rains.  You, also, be patient.  Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand."

I took my daughter for a hearing test as part of her evaluation for special services when she turns three.  Her hearing was fantastic.  I was more pleased with her ability to follow two-step commands and perform age appropriately.  The audiologist was pleased.  I made mental notes for our future son, because he will need all of this testing and a lot more. 

Experience with special needs counts.  We are not reinventing the wheel here.  We know many resources that will help us as we work to bring home our Little Dude.  I can't wait to see how he benefits from the care and help he's going to receive.  As the neglect of The Bad Place slowly begins to fade, I rejoice to think of what his life will ultimately be. 

We've been really encouraged about the response to our Barefoot Books fundraiser! (Button on the left).  Thank you for everyone who has graciously purchased books for THEIR little ones in a way to help OUR little one.  We are planning on some new fundraising efforts in the coming days, including some local opportunities.  We continue to thank God for the gracious way we have been received and we hope to continue to connect with those local to us as a way to build our support system. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are choosing to adopt from The Bad Place, in spite of fear, to fight for those who have no voice.  Our Little Dude has no voice, but we are going to give him the means to have one very soon.  We are coming for you, sweetheart.  Do not fear, for God is with you, and we will be soon.

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