"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

Monday, March 16, 2009

Home Study Ready!

Yay! Lisa our social worker with Catholic Charities notified us that a draft of our Home Study was ready. So, I rushed over to her office and picked it up. After a quick perusal, I can say that I think she did a really good job of pulling the pieces together.

Now, our adoption agency--About A Child--and we will go over it and make revisions. After it's finalized, the home study has to be approved by North Dakota's Department of Human Services. Then, it can be sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to be attached to our application seeking approval to adopt. After we receive the USCIS approval letter, we can proceed!

Can you tell I am so excited!?!


  1. Yea Paula! So happy for you! (and I love this song on your blog too :).

  2. Woo hoo! Great news... we'll keep praying!

  3. Great news!
    hugs you are in my prayers!

  4. Dear Friends,

    Thank you for your support and prayers! We are so grateful to be surrounded by loving friends and family....

    Love, Paula

  5. You are getting closer and closer!
    That is great news! Yippee! :-)

  6. My heart skipped a beat when I read this... how exciting! Keep pressing forward, the time will come and go quicker than it seems to be moving right now and this will be just a memory before you know it! YAY! -- Michelle E.