I know I have not said much about our adoption lately. And, truthfully, there has not been too much to say for a while. We have had several delays in our home study. CPS clearances were "lost" by the state's who received the paperwork, and because of that we were in a holding pattern until they came back. Thankfully, the last one came back about two weeks ago. Since then we have filled out and filed our I800A which is basically a form petitioning the US government to allow us to bring an orphan from China, into the US (and assuring them of our suitability). We have about 3 months to wait until we will be approved.
Once the I800A was in, we had about 3 days of "breathing room" before we got an email from our adoption social worker that had all the information necessary for us to start compiling our dossier! I saw the list and tried not to get stressed on the spot. Breathe, Katie, breathe. It is just a bunch of forms, right? And, after all, the end result will be so worth it!
So, things are moving along. I still pray we will have a new family member before the end of 2014. It is all in His hands!