Wednesday, June 26, 2013


We got a fun surprise yesterday!  Another email!!!  Those of us in the adoption world get so excited about emails.  Every bit of movement is encouraging. So here's the news-  our SARA was approved (State Clearance).  Whoo hoo!!!  Now we just need the NOC before getting into the court system.  We are delighted with how smoothly all the paperwork has moved thus far.  And yes, I just knocked on some wood.  HA!  Seriously though, I'm impressed with all the people who have worked hard to  get paperwork done in a timely manner.  We're all smiles!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Article 5 Approved

 Coffee is great first thing in the morning, but an email from India is even greater!

We got the email stating our Article 5 was approved today.  Whoo hoo!!!  Hague Countries require this.  It means the Embassy approves our family for adoption, and AJ is approved to live in the United States.  Our I-800 was approved a couple of weeks ago.  Next we need SARA approved (State Clearance), and NOC (No Objection Certificate) before getting into the court system. This is where it gets tricky guessing a time line.  It could be weeks, or it could be months.  Once again in the adoption process, our family has done everything we need to do on our part.  It's back to waiting.

So while we wait this summer, it will not be at home.  Our family loves to travel, and we are excited to hit the open road....and the sky....and the sea.  There are some new memories to be made!  And what a joyous day it will be when AJ is a part of these memory making trips!!!