I just wanted to let you know how much I love you and am excited to be your mama. You are SO cute! I can't wait to hold you! We will be there soon. :)
Three Years of Gems!
11 months ago
Our next big step is to file the I-800 petition. It provisionally approves us to adopt Savina -we are approved by the US as an adoptive couple, now the US has to approve Savina to be adopted.
Along with the I-800 we must send in the Article 16 report from Peru. Peru will also send us an official letter offering Savina to us to adopt, which we must also attach. Then we send in the I-864W. The DS-230 gets sent to the Peruvian Embassy, at a slightly later date. In about 3-4 weeks we'll get a provisional approval from USCIS. Once you have that, it's my understanding that we are able to travel.
So now it is very clear, I'm sure.
In about seven weeks I will be done teaching school and my heart can be fully dedicated to my family and our life here. It will be such a sweet reward after this beautiful and exhausting experiment that has been teaching middle school. I thank God for all it has taught me about myself and what I am and am not. I thank Him for all of the lives that have intersected and connected with mine in the process. I even found a few to keep as friends! (Safeway was quiet until we arrived...)