Friday, July 20, 2012

I800 Provisional approval!

Wow! That was quick! We got our I800 provisional approval in the mail today 3 weeks to the day after we mailed it in. I was not expecting it quite so quickly! The way I understand it, now Joy's paperwork will be sent to the National Visa Center and to the Embassy in Manila to process her Visa.  I am not sure of the exact timeline, but I know we are moving ahead and we should still on track to travel sometime in September. Pray for no glitches or problems with the paperwork on the Philippines end. We REALLY want to have our little girl home before her 7th birthday in September!

The days have been busy, getting ready for Joy to come home. We have been clearance shopping because there are so many good sales right now. We've been buying dresses, school uniforms, basic necessities and some fun stuff too! The travel time between all the layovers will be somewhere around 24 hours, so we are trying to find lots of things to keep her occupied on the trip.

We are so excited and can't wait to have Joy home with us! Thanks for your continued prayers for us and for Joy as we all encounter this big transition in our lives. We pray for God's peace and joy to rest upon her little heart and for us to truly be God's hands extended to our new little one. We can't wait to see what big plans God has for her and for us as we continue on this adoption journey!


  1. Wooooooohooooooooooooooooo one step closer xoxo

  2. Yay so happy for you! I'll be praying for the flights, and that your time in the Philippines will be enjoyed. I will also pray for your Joy, as her life changes and you all encounter new things.

    Adoption is a blessing, and a challenge. Congratulations again, I know how long you guys waited for this moment!