Sorry that I am slow getting back to you. The “tomorrow” I alluded to, did in fact hold big news on the adoption front. A’s i600 immigration approval request was mailed to USCIS! Man, has that been a long time coming. It seemed like the paperwork that has been sitting in the binder since July was going to become a permanent fixture in our living room. It got to the point that it probably needed to be dusted, but I refused to take that step. Anyway, no need to worry about that anymore. It is most likely now in a pile somewhere, dust and all, waiting to be looked over. But, it’s out of our hands and where it needs to be to help bring A home.
And while I try my best to stay away from Congo Adoption rumor mill and drama, I can’t help but share a prayer request. This alert was released today by the U.S. State Department. Basically, it states that the final DRC immigration authority has suspended all exit letters (needed for adopted Congolese children to leave the country) indefinitely. It is reported that the suspension may last up to a year.
I’m not freaking. I’m not worried. I’m praying. Praying most especially for those in country now ready to come home and those who are so very close to travel. Yes, this is bad news for all of us, but as I have learned, things change in Congo rapidly. No one has any idea yet what will really come of this. It is my fervent hope that the U.S. will continue with their approvals and investigations in the meantime.
Will you join me in prayer? Sure, it’s sad to think of the families waiting for their children to come home, but what is really sad is thinking about all those KIDS waiting to go home. While you’re at it, don’t forget to pray for the hundreds of millions of orphans in the world who will never have a family to go home to.