It's official! Our dossier is on its way to Ukraine!!! I NEVER thought I would be done with all of that paperwork. We took it all to be apostilled at the Sec. of State's Office today and they approved it all. We mailed it to our facilitator in Ukraine tonight. She will hopefully receive it by Tuesday. After that it will take approx. 1 week to translate it and if no corrections are needed then she will submit our request to the SDA for an appointment after Aug. 27th. Hopefully we will fly to meet Laurel in September!!
Also in exciting news... the local paper finally called me back and want to do a story on our adoption story and Reece's Rainbow. The young reporter was so excited to help get the word out about Special Needs adoption and Reece's Rainbow. This article should be out towards the end of August.
1. That we will be able to save/scrounge/create/receive --the rest of the funds we need to bring Laurel home. We still need about $14,000 of the $24,000 it takes to get her here.
2. That the SDA will have no problems approving our paperwork.
3. That the Lord's will be done in picking just the right time for us to travel
4. Safety and security for Laurel in the orphanage
Thank you all for your prayers and support as we travel on this journey.