Monday, August 4, 2008

Home Study Update.....Done.

I recently completed the home study update. Brooke, from the Miriam Project in Anderson is my new social worker (from the same agency). She is extremely nice; we finished the home walk-through very quickly and her follow-up questions were finished in no time. Since I have already sent in my application for the updated I-600A form and my updated fingerprints are done, I'm now just waiting to receive the home study so that I may send it in to the USCIS and obtain my updated 171-H form.

I'm still quite confused with the recent events of Children's Hope International (CHI) China adoption agency. They did not receive Hague Accreditation......this was a surprise to all of us. We were all informed of previous issues....but they were resolved. So when we got this news we were all floored. I'm reading all sorts of things that are scaring me just a little. I'm trying to keep the faith.

Please pray that all of the changes that seem to be occuring with regard to Hague accreditation and other 'things' that are happening within our own US government regarding international resolved.....quickly. There is some talk that those of us that have been waiting for a long time will have to start from scratch with a new process. This would be HORRIBLE for me, due to the fact that I am single and currently I'm under the 'old' guidelines. If I have to start from scratch.....I would lose my log-in date and could no longer adopt from China. Please PRAY that God will protect this adoption process for those of us that are single and under the 'old' guidelines. Again, I'm trusting God in all of this and I know that HE has a child in store for me. But.....I still get a little frightened and confused from all of this talk. *sigh*


Sheri said...

OMG - I didn't know CHI failed to get Hague accreditation - and they are SUCH a good agency, too - how awful for you (and everyone else working with them)!! Is it possible to transfer your dossier to a different agency that IS accredited, without prejudice?? Saying a quick prayer that an answer can be found that will not result in the loss of your one chance to bring home a daughter from China. Have Faith!!

Phil, Beth, Zach, Quin & Kiara said...

I'm so sorry to read about this. Stay strong and keep the faith- God has it all under control. I remember that the morning after we said "yes" to adopting Quinten, North Korea blew up a nuclear bomb and I thought I was going to die because I knew he'd never come home. Obviously, I was wrong. :) I know there were terrible rumors during each of our adoptions, and times when I doubted and felt very low and scared. I will be praying that you and the others will be grandfathered in. So sorry you are having to deal with this unknown!