We are so excited to announce that we have raised enough money to mail in our I-600A and Home Study forms into the USICS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) for approval!! Thank you so much to everyone who has given to our puzzle piece fundraiser! It is so fun writing the names of the families and individuals who have supported us in this way on the back of each puzzle piece. What an amazing testimony it will be to our child(ren) from Uganda to see all the names of the people who loved them with Christ's love before they even saw their sweet face! With every piece of the puzzle that we put together, I look forward to the day when I can sit with our child(ren) and read them the names and tell them about our amazing God who loves them and knew them before they were born, and who works everything together . . . for our good and HIS glory!!
It will take 4-6 weeks for USCIS approval and then after we are approved, our agency will submit our paperwork to the orphan home to receive our child referral. This part if the process can take up to 7-9 months. The USCIS approval fee for our agency is $2,500 and then $3,000 will be due to them upon our referral acceptance from Uganda. This is the amount of money we are hoping to raise by the end of the year through our puzzle fundraiser and others (that we will share shortly:). That way we are ready to say YES when we are referred a child from the orphanage! If you would like to support us by purchasing a puzzle piece, click the donate button on the right side of this blog. :)
Thank you again for all of your love, support and prayers for our family as we 'Joyfully Endure' and wait for our forever child on the other side of the world. We have such peace knowing we are being obedient and that the Lord will provide everything in His timing. What an amazing journey we are on and what an incredible God we serve!
"I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify your name forever." ~ ~ Psalm 86:12