Hooray! After only three weeks, the form that we have been expecting to take three months arrived in the mail! Hannah and Steve had been out this morning and brought it up from the mailbox; Hannah with cheers (she announced that the i-pod 7oo 70 H was here--It is called the I171-H) and Steve with tears in his eyes.
We are so thrilled and excited. This means that we are free to finish compiling paperwork that we thought would have to wait a couple of months and then get our forms approved by our consultant and finally off to Ukraine to be translated.
One small hitch is that they spelled my maiden name wrong and so we will have to send it back to be fixed or however that is handled. That hopefully should not take long. We'll see.
This is the form that we specifically prayed over. In fact, Steve took it to church and had everyone in sight pray over it with him!
Needless to say, we are very encouraged. This makes the reality a little more apparent and draws into even clearer focus the fact that we may have our little ones in our arms sooner than expected. We aren't holding our breath, though! Uncertaintly is the nature of foreign adoption.
Please continue to keep us in your prayers. Particularly as we assemble the rest of the paperwork and especially because the situation politically in Ukraine is very unstable at the moment. They have closed to foreign adoptions through mid-April and it is unsure as to whether or not they will open again by May.
Pray, Pray, Pray!