Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Heavy heart

It appears that it will be awhile before we go to Ukraine. The new SDA has changed the way dossiers may be submitted. Previously, they were to be mailed in. However, they have now designated that dossiers must be deposited by making an appointment with the SDA and that facilitators may only deposit two dossiers at the appointment. All documents in the dossier must be valid for 6 months beyond the date of submission. So here's what that means:

Our facilitator cannot just submit our dossier in its current state because some things will be too close to expiring (for example, our 171H--approval to adopt internationally from the US--expires at the end of January). However, we can't update our documents until we know when his appointment is with the SDA in case we update too early, making our documents too close to expiring again.

This isn't a terrible-horrible-no good-very bad thing, but it is hard because we want children so much. The nice thing is that we weren't anticipating traveling before May or June anyway, since Mark will be done with school then. We will continue to wait on God and know that His plan is the best.

Please pray for our facilitators as they try to work through these new regulations, for the employees at the SDA as they also try to get everything worked out with the new system, and for the many children in Ukraine who are waiting for families.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

My time of day

This is ever so appropriate for me, as I am definitely a night owl... :)

You Are Sunset

Even though you still may be young, you already feel like you've accomplished a lot in life. And you feel free to pave your own path now, and you're not even sure where it will take you. Maybe you'll pursue higher education in a subject you enjoy - or travel the world for a few years. Either way, you approach life with a relaxed, open attitude. And that will take you far!