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Monday, April 25, 2011


Today I called the National Visa Center to check on the immigration progress of Francis' adoption.  I called as a mere formality since it's been more than a week since our USCIS approval and the notice from USCIS gets to the National Visa Center in just a day or two.  The officer from the NVC felt "concerned" and asked me to call back in one hour to speak to a supervisor!  Her "concern" was based on the fact that NVC has not yet been notified of our approval!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For Ezekiel's adoption, approval was given to the NVC the same day our USCIS officer approved the petition. 
I know anyone reading this who has never adopted internationally was probably lost by line two. I'm sorry for not taking the time to walk through the process in this post. Those of you who HAVE been down this road probably understand all too well why I am on edge right now.   I will be on the phone too much tomorrow
I have two choices here. I can get upset, feel panicky and worry or I can take this situation to the Lord and trust the One who has always been faithful.  I am definitely fighting my own human nature on this one  but am choosing option #2.  Why?  Because "I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is faithful to keep that which has been entrusted to me until that day." 2 Tim.1:12

Please pray . . .


  1. I LOVE THAT HYMN!!! This adoption is exactly on schedule because God has ordained it and blessed it. This perceived 'hiccup' doesn't phase the One who is in charge...nope, not one bit! So, I will be praying that you aren't phased by it either! :)

  2. Praying!!! Dealing with USCIS and NVC is the most fun, isn't it??? Hugs to you.