We received this email from our facilitator Thursday morning regarding our dossier.
"My congratulation, your dossier has passed the initial check up and was accepted for further consideration to the Adoption Department of Ukraine.
They told me to come in about 2 weeks to receive the invitation for you, if everything is fine with the dossier. I will go earlier and I will keep you informed."
We are praising the Lord that we are one step closer to bring home our child/children from Ukraine to their forever home.
As we wait... we begin to focus on the next step... What do we bring to Ukraine? We will probably be there from 4 to 6 weeks. We are starting the process of getting these things together....eg. photo album, medications, documents, gifts for the orphans, money, ect. We have read many blogs from others who have adopted from this country and are trying to glean as much information from anyone we know who has traveled this journey before us.
We are so excited that we are getting closer, with a bit of anxiousness on my part (Suzanne). My constant prayer is
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Peace is right here with Jesus. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt God called us to step out in faith and rescue one or a few of His precious children. What a privilege to serve our Savior!
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27
Please continue to pray for our journey. We know the Lord hears the prayers of His children and it makes a difference!