Tuesday, June 24, 2008

It's Official -- We're Submitted!

We got word yesterday that we've been officially submitted.  Our facilitator called to wish me a Happy Birthday by giving me the news that everything was handed in to the SDA.  So, we wait for the 20 business days and hope that we receive a travel date.  Looking at this whole experience, once you choose Ukraine, you have three date obstacles to overcome....waiting for the submission date; waiting for appointment date; then the actual appointment.  One down, two to go.  I'm hoping that until we actually get an invitation that the only stress we deal with is just the wait.  I'll tell you getting the documents done and sent over and then getting to re-do a bunch of stuff and send it over again and then finding out you need to do it one more time, was a complete test of our sanity.  One day down, and counting!  

You can almost feel that all of this does payoff when you have a friend over there going through the adoption appointment as you speak -- there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  MAB, I'm thinking of you and know that everything is going to work out this time and you are going to be blessed with a smooth adoption experience.  I know you are sitting in Kiev waiting for your appointment and then waiting to travel to region.  So, you've got to have a lot of down time and I'm sure you're getting caught up on all of your blog reading.    Stay in touch and I'm praying for you!

We'll probably drop off for a couple of weeks as we won't have any news to report.  So, I'm wishing you all successful results for where ever you are in this journey -- Heather


Dan & Michelle said...


Have you facilitator check on your dossier in 2weeks, you will probably be registered by then as things have been moving much faster when it comes to processing!

David & Monica said...

Yea! Yea! Yea! Awesome news!!! We are so happy for you!

adopting2fromUkraine said...

Congratulations! Finally you can breathe a little bit!

Ann G's friend:)

MamaPoRuski said...

Woo-Hoo! May your waiting time be filled with meaningful moments preparing for your child!

Christine said...

This is wonderful news! Thanks for sharing!

Tami said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! What wonderful news! We'll keep checking back...anxiously waiting to hear about an appointment! :_

Dan & Michelle said...

I just read a post on FRUA from someone who was submitted on June 25th and they got an appt for Sept 23rd!

Tell your facilitator to go check on your appt now, you probably have one!!!!!

Can't wait to hear your good news!! And maybe we will see you in Ukraine in Sept!

Payne's said...

Hi Guys! Congratulations! So happy to read your were submitted. I have been behind in my blogging with our move and all; but I am happy to say we are getting settled in and things are beginning to feel "normal" so to speak. It won't be long now until you travel...

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