Saturday, January 19, 2008

Janae is home!!!

YAY God!!!

Stay tuned for the whole adventure (which will likely be done in small installments).

Pray for at least some semblance of sanity for all of us in the coming weeks and months! Many thanks!


Thursday, January 10, 2008

And now the moment we've all been waiting for...


We'll go pick her up sometime next week (forgive me for not broadcasting the particulars on a public website). If you need to know the exact time and such, email me (I'm thinking most of you know how to do that).

We are rather excited (as you can well imagine) and are feeling a bit crazy today. :) Thank you so much for all the prayers and support. We hope that you won't forget us now that the real fun is about to begin. ;)




Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Janae has a visa appointment tomorrow at 7 am sharp! WOO HOO!!! The nice woman I spoke with said that she would email us right after the appointment to let us know how it all went. I wonder what Janae is going to think of all this. She has to go to the appointment. Do you think she has a clue that her life is about to change (and get a tad bit cooler)?

PRAY THAT IT ALL GOES WELL, PLEASE!! (Yes, I am shouting!) biggrin.gif

So stay tuned for hopefully the last update tomorrow before we fly off to Haiti! Woo hoo!


Friday, January 04, 2008

I just got off the phone with a lovely woman at the Consulate office. She confirmed that they received our documents and they were turned in for approval on December 28th. She is expecting to give us an answer regarding our situation on Monday, January 7th. She told me something interesting. When we adopted Zay, you could have a visa appointment and still need to come up with more documentation. She said she changed the process so that the documentation comes first and when they say you can come for your visa appointment, you already have approval. That's SO much better. In other words, if she gives us a visa appointment on Monday, that means we can officially pick up Janae. I'm trying not to get ahead of myself since we all know that bumps happen, but it is getting SO close. :D

I thought all my faithful readers would also like to know that our oldest is older today. Zay is now 5. Amazing but true. He will be on a major sugar rush as he will be eating cake several times in the next two days. I think he's okay with that. ;) Last night we said goodbye to four. I asked him several questions about his expectation about being five.

"Do you think you'll grow taller?"


"Do you think you'll get smarter?"


"Do you think you'll listen to your mom and dad more."

Dead silence.

"Do you think you'll TRY to listen to your mom and dad more."

Nod of affirmation.

We'll see. ;) Hey, at least he's honest.

So tune in on Monday. At least we have a busy weekend ahead of us so the time should fly.



Friday, December 28, 2007

Just wanted to let you all know that the Consulate has our paperwork, but we're waiting to hear if they will need more paperwork to give us a visa appointment. Our homestudy technically expired (AGAIN) during all the hubbub, but we have our update in hand. It's just not in Haiti. And now we've got a hint that they will probably ask for a form from me claiming my income. It's a completely unnecessary form, but it seems like everyone has to attempt to keep my child away from me as long as possible. Yes, I've become paranoid now. ;)

We've got a lot of stuff happening for the next few days so I probably won't post again until some time in January. Our processor is going on a much needed vacation, but he seems to think that others can finish things up for us in his absence. If not, he'll be back on January 9th. That's less than two weeks. Can we wait that long? Hmm...maybe. ;)

So take a short break from checking this blog every day. I'm sure we won't have any more news until at least the 3rd or 4th as the first two days of the year are major holidays in Haiti (January 1st is Independence Day - great story - look it up!)

Keep praying! Those prayers have really been working lately! :D


Wednesday, December 26, 2007


I called U.S. Immigration this afternoon and we have been APPROVED!!  Woo hoo!!  They said our file would go to the Consular office in the morning.  I'm waiting to hear what we do next, but I'm betting we need to make a visa appointment.  January 1st is Haitian Independence Day so I doubt we could find tickets to go within the next week anyway, so we'll just wait to see what's next.  I just wanted to let you all know what was going on as soon as I could get to a computer.  :D

Stay tuned!!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

I just got through to Haiti and they DID get to see Janae's passport today. YAY!!! They told me I could call back on Wednesday (I believe the offices are closed Monday and Tuesday) so we won't know anything else until then.

Thanks for your prayers!




I just got an email yesterday from the officer in charge of U.S. Immigration in Haiti and, by the sounds of it, they just need to see Janae's passport and they will finalize things!!!!! She has had a passport since October!!! Our Haitian processor will be taking Janae's passport over to Immigration first thing this morning. Not sure what time that is, though. :)

I was not terribly hopeful when I got up yesterday. From the looks of things, there wasn't a way out. Now there is some light! YAY God!! But we're not home yet, so keep praying please.

I'll let you all know when I hear something from someone so you'll know how to continue to pray.

~Zaz, who is trying to sit still and having a REALLY hard time with it