Friday, June 5, 2009
Our First Paperwork Hiccup
Well, after thinking everything we needed to complete the home study was finished, we got an email from our social worker yesterday that the USCIS has just instituted a new rule that you have to get a central registry check for child abuse/neglect from every state you have resided in the past ten years. For us that meant sending off application forms to Nevada, Illinois, Tennessee, and Missouri! Debbie has been so gracious to help us get all this done before we leave. We thought it might not happen by Monday, but we received our last form for Illinois today and will put it in the mail tomorrow. Praise the Lord! All to say, no clothes are in the suitcases yet, but I think the paperwork for the home study is now really done. We also started the online training that is required and will complete that during this next month. This has been one intense but wonderful week! Carson turned three on Monday and is very excited to be a "big" boy now. We had a super fun "tractor" party for him with all the families with kids from church. We are praying for grace to get all packed for our big trip out West and excited to have one more Sunday service and potluck with our church family before we head out of town.