"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

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Day......We're Approved!

Yay! We received word that our application is approved--we should be getting the approval form I-171-H in 2-3 days!

Why are we so excited about this news, you ask? Well, it means that we can send our dossier to be submitted, translated, and then be invited over to Bella's country to start the adoption proceedings. We hope to travel at the beginning of June!

We are very happy with this news, but at the same time, a little scared! The month of May will be very busy raising the rest of the funds needed, getting the house ready, making child arrangements, and on and on.......

Doesn't this sound similar to being pregnant? Guess I'm in the ninth month now.....

Love, Paula


  1. YEA Paula!! Such wonderful news. So happy for you and praising God with you! Maybe will see each other over there. WOW!!

  2. .......and you look great! Glowing in fact!

  3. Congratulations Paula!!! I know how good it feels to finally have your dossier complete. You are so close to going to get Bella!!! I can't wait to see her come home.


  4. Congrats! We'll keep praying for you all. That's super exciting... glad to hear the "paper pregnancy" is almost over. You're the woman everyone is jealous of... the one who actually loses weight during pregnancy :-)

  5. Congrats Paula and Kevin! You look terrific for your 9th month!!! You are in my prayers that it all goes perfectly and quickly so Bella can finally come home!!! hugs

  6. Wow! That is great news! I haven't been able to check for a couple of days --- You got approved, Grace got her ears pierced --- It's been an exciting couple of days! :-)