Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:27

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Well here is our adoption timeline to Estrella. This is house it started and ended. 8/14/13 Saw "Little" One on a waiting child page 8/15/13 Called Villa Hope to talk them about their Peru program 9/3/13 Mailed Application to Villa Hope 9/3/13-10/20/13 Gathering information for homestudy 9/13/13 First homestudy visit 10/20/13 Second homestudy visit 10/31//12 Homestudy Approved 11/1/13 Started gathering dossier documents 12/2/13 Mailed I800-A to USCIS 12/9/13 Lockbox Date 1/7/14 Biometric Fingerprint apts in Birmingham 1/8/14 Ben and I psychological evalution 1/10/14 Ben and I psychological testing 1/10/14 Ben and I labowork and chest xrays to check for diseases 1/17/14 Kids labwork and chest xrays to check for diseases 1/17/14 Kids psychological Evaluation 1/20/14Ben and I check ups 1/21/14 Kids Check up visits 2/14/14 I800-A approval 3/1/14 Psychiatrist appointment 3/7/14 Everything mailed off to Montgomery to be apostilled except Psyciatrist report that we are waiting on and will need to go to Nashville to be apostilled. 3/12/14 Got back everything from Montgomery that was Apostilled. Still waiting on reports to send to Nashville! 3/15/14 We got our reports we were waiting on from the psyciatrist in TN.. 3/17/14 Took report from psychiatrist to Memphis to have the notary signature certified 3/17/14 Took reports to Nashville to be apostilled. 3/18/14 Went to pick up the kids corrected medicals. They had a mistake.Will pick up corrected ones later this week. We took everything else to Birmingham. Our agency is looking over everything to make sure there are no mistakes and waiting on the kids medicals before they send the whole dossier. They scanned and emailed a copy to Maria Elena (our lawyer)in Peru so they can start translations. 3/19//14 Went to pick up the kids medicals, Ben's chest xray results, and new birth certifcates for Anna and Nate. I think they are all correct and ok. Learned that Anna's and Noah's birth certificates are older than one year. Peru will not take them that old. I went to the Health Dept today to get them new ones. They still have to be taken to Montgomery to be apostilled. Also learned that Ben's medicals did not include his chest xray results, so I had to go go pick that up as well. 3/21/14Took Anna and Noah's new birth certificates to Montgomery to the Secretary of State to be apostilled. 3/21/14Took chest xray results, Anna and Noah's birth certificates and the kids medicals to Birmingham. Our agency agreed that they thought everything looked good. Our agency sent our dossier via Fedex to Peru. Scheduled to arrive 3/25/14 3/24/14 Our dossier is on tract to arrive to tomorrow in Peru. It is in Columbia right now. 3/25/14 Dossier arrived in Lima, Peru 4/13/14 dossier turned into the DGA of Peru. 5/15/14 Got the horrible call from our agency that Peru had denied us and we had 14 days to appeal. 5/15/14 to 5/22/14 work to get appeal together 5/28/14 Appeal turned in to the DGA. Now we wait. AGAIN! 6/25/14 We heard that we were denied again. Now the appeal goes to the Vice Minister. 7/21/14 Our adoption journey to Estrella ends here! We were denied again. Nothing else we can do. Please pray that she gets a Mommy and Daddy again soon. Thankful that God knew what he was doing and although we are very, very sad about this, he was working in our hearts and was preparing us for the answer I truly believe. Most of you know the story of how God put a situation of a newborn boy in our lives around the same time we were denied. I truly believe that was all part of God's perfect plan as well! I guess this page will not be our family blog and I will blog as I have time. I will not be able to post pics of the baby right away. We will have to wait until we are at home before we can post pics. Brandi

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