The greatest experience, the one which shakes a soul with hopes and fears, the results of which are never ending, and incidentally, the one which pays the biggest dividends, is to be found in the adoption of children.

Friday, August 9, 2013

We're Coming Home At Last!

Well, I have neglected to post a few important updates.  We received Nola's new birth certificate just the following day after submitting to RENAP.  That was record time!  And now......we are in Guatemala!  We arrived Wednesday August 7 and hit the ground running.  Our lawyer wasn't able to get the passport because there was a problem in one of the documents.  Mark's middle name and last name were inverted so they wouldn't issue the passport to the lawyer.  We had to do it in person but only after we went to the hogar and picked up Nola and had a very short Good Bye time with all of the staff and kids.  After getting the passport, off we ran to the Dr's office to have her final medical exam.  Nola was a bit worried about getting shots but she did fantastic!  The Dr did us a favor by scheduling her TB  test reading for first thing this morning (a little early).  Yesterday, we went at 9:00 to submit our I-600 supporting docs to the Embassy and begged for a visa appointment for this morning.  The gentleman who received the docs was afraid he wouldn't be able to review the documents in time for an appointment today but indeed he did.  We went to the Dr's office at 7:45 this morning for the nurse to check the TB test and then off to the Embassy.  We now are waiting for our 11:00 appointment to pick up the visa!!!  Still not believing it's real!  We will be going home tomorrow morning with our little Nola at last!  Praise the Lord!  Thanks to all who have prayed for us over the years and especially these last few days.  Honestly, it was nothing short of a miracle that we were able to get everything completed and in the correct order in these 3 days. 


Aileen said...

WOO-HOO!!! Soooo happy for you! Have a safe and wonderful trip home with your daughter!

The gFamily said...

I am so excited for your family! It's been a long, tough road, but you persevered and fought hard! You didn't give up and now your Nola is coming home! We've been believing and praying with you for your years! Praise the Lord!!

Stephanie in NC said...

Wow! What a wonderful amazing ending to a long journey! I can't wait to see pictures if Nola at home!!! Congratulations!!!

Guatmama said...

What a glorious day it will be to see her picture in the US of A!!!! Can't wait. Tears of joy for you.

Deb said...

Crying tears of happiness for you. If you don't mind, I am going to post to the LRH group, I am not sure everyone is aware of you exciting room.

Love and hugs to all of you on your journey home. May God's grace and mercy be with you and Nola as you settle into home.


Suzanne said...

Ive been following your blog for 5 years and what a joy it is to finally read this post. Praising God she is coming home. Im so excited for you and your family

Valerie said...

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! So happy and excited for you all!

Debbie said...

Best news EVER.

Lisa said...

A love story with a happy ending, finally! i am so thrilled for your family. And, now you can have chocolate!! Congratulations!

The Adoption Journey of Baby King said...

Happy Dance! Can't wait to see the new family pictures and see how Nola is adjusting.

Deb said...

Are you home?

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