Our home study is finally complete and we have the approval letter from Illinois DCFS, which only took about 2 or 3 weeks; not bad.
This means that our Haiti dossier is complete, and since Scott is now 35, we officially qualify for a child referral.
Of course, things in Haiti are still in limbo. We don't yet know how adoptions will continue in Haiti, and our agency is being cautiously optimistic. They have advised families who don't yet have a referral (that is, who haven't been officially matched with a specific Haitian child) to hold off on paying any large adoption-related fees for a few weeks, until we know when all the Hague changes are going to happen, and what kind of grandfather-clause they will create for families already in the process.
Please keep praying for us, but more especially for the children in Haiti!
4 months ago