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I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother.  Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing.  Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

And the rollercoaster continues

My birth certificate arrived in PA, was apostilled, and sent straight to my agency, where it will arrive tomorrow morning.  I'm so thankful I had that gut feeling at the last minute to do another online search for an express apostille place.  The one I had found and contacted would have taken two to three business days and was almost double the price.

Our paperwork may just start making it's way to Colombia tomorrow, but I have a hunch it won't make it out until Monday.  Still waiting to hear on the grant $, but we've found a way to work around it for the time being.

I got a very surprising phone call this morning from our immigration officer.  Remember that extension that she said she absolutely would not give us for Julian?  She called today to tell me that we now have another 45 days.  Guess there's still a chance out there for him.

What a ride.

Just for the record, my agency has been nothing but wonderful to work with this time around.  I'm so grateful we listened to the recommendation to go with them again.

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