SugarHouse Mama

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Update from Immigration Services

So yesterday...because I just can't let it go ;) ...I emailed the immigration officer in charge of reviewing our adoption application.

The local website had a turn-around time of 2-3 months, but when we submitted our paperwork we were told it would be about 1-2 weeks after our fingerprinting appointment. The discrepancy made me....ummm nervous. So I sent a friendly, just-curious email.

I was expecting the response to take a couple days (that's what the website instructed me to expect). Within 5 minutes I had my answer! Owen, the man in charge of our file said we could expect our letter within 2 weeks of completing our fingerprinting.

That's next Wednesday!

So. It's looking more and more like we will be able to bring Sarah home in a month!

Kingsley spoke with the social welfare officer in Ghana about Sarah's file. It will take 2 weeks to review our dossier paperwork (they should receive it today or tomorrow). Then the court date will be set. The social worker thinks Sarah will be ready in about a month.

Crazy! This whole process has been so smooth for us. We are so grateful to have Lois and Kingsley helping - we owe the ease to them, for sure.

We are thankful that God has made a quick and (so far) easy journey for us. We know the pain most adoptive families can go through, so we are very, very grateful. He has given us amazing people to work with and, most importantly, he has kept Sarah safe and healthy!


Anonymous said...

When things go according to plan, it affirms that things were meant to be. Good luck on the adoption as well as choosing the colors for her room. :)

CtephFrid said...

WOW!!!!! (slightly jealous-I want our boys home that soon :) and very hopeful we have the same luck as you).
It is true, the Lord knows best and will move things along when it is right!!! We have seen such miracles!
I am so happy for you! I will pray that things continue smoothly until you are all home safe and well!

Shallee said...

Wow, that's amazing! What a fast ride you've had. I hope she's home soon, and that all goes well!