Saturday, January 28, 2012
Need Prayers...feeling discouraged
Would you all do Alyssa, Piper and their future forever family (prayerfully us) and pray for some much needed documents? We need 8 Child Abuse and Neglect state registries checked in order to complete our homestudy. We have received 6. All requests were sent over a month ago. We have heard absolutely nothing from Georgia. New York sent a response about 2 weeks ago but it totally contradicted itself, stating they needed more information AND the check was being processed. No one answers their published phone number or returns calls (both us and our agency have left messages), so I overnighted everything back to them with a cover letter asking for further clarification....still no response. I've been extremely patient up until now. Now I'm worried. What if in 2 weeks NY replies that it's still not right? What if we are waiting on Georgia and they never received our initial request? ( I will be calling them Monday to see what I can find out, if anything). Meanwhile, we are stuck! These last 2 documents are needed to complete our homestudy, which otherwise is done. Then our homestudy needs to be approved by DSS because it's a SC requirement. Once it is approved THEN we can submit our I800a to USCIS only to wait another 2-3 months for approval. It's AFTER this approval that we can submit our dossier to Bulgaria. The whole process is being held up because of these 2 background checks. And of course, I know there is nothing to be found. I'm just feeling so discouraged. I thought we'd have them all by now. My heart is aching for our daughters but our hands are tied until we have these documents. Not a good feeling. So will you guys PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pray with me that they will both come on Monday? I keep praying each day and end up disappointed each time I go to the mailbox. Please pray our babies home!