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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Adoption News ~ Presidential Dispensation!

It has been 18 months since we started the adoption process in September 2010. It has been 13 months since we submitted our Dossier in Haiti in February 2011. We learned in September of 2011 that our file had been approved by IBESR (Haitian Social Services). We have been praying continually since that time that we would receive Presidential Dispensation.

Presidential Dispensation is a big step, perhaps the biggest step in the process. The office of the President of Haiti must sign a waiver approving our adoption and allowing it to be finalized.

Today we learned that God has answered our prayer.
We have received Presidential Dispensation.
Praise God, Praise God, Praise God!!!

Thank you to all of you that have prayed specifically for this day.

We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Our file now moves to the next steps:
* Parquet - court approvals (this is where the girls become legally ours in Haiti)
* Application for the girls Haitian Passports - starts at Ministry of Interior (MOI)
* Final file submission, review and approval by the US Embassy
* Visa application filed - schedule appointment in Haiti to receive travel visas
* Time to bring the girls home

It has been a long 18 months. But during that time, God has grown and blessed our family in more ways than I could have ever imagined. I believe that His perfect timing is drawing close and that one day soon I'll step off a plane in America with my girls.

I ask for your continued prayers. Pray that that our file moves into and through Parquet and Passports very quickly. Pray that we don't experience any delays, that the adoption process is completed, and that our girls come home so fast that only God can get the Glory!

Praise the Lord and pray in His name. Tell everyone what he has done.
1 Chronicles 16:8

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