The extra documents we have been waiting on are making their way through the system. The Illinois DCFS has approved our updated home study, sent it back to us, and we forwarded it on to the USCIS. Our officer at USCIS approved both the supplement to the I-800a and the I-800, and sent the approval on to the US Visa Center at the Department of State. This basically means that the US government finds our adoption acceptable and our new daughter is now provisionally eligible for immigration!
Soon the Department of State will send this approval to the Embassy in Lima where they will finalize the approval. Then the Embassy will inform the Peruvian National Secretary of Adoption, and we will receive permission to travel and bring her home!
Fun in the pool at Hogar de Esperanza orphanage!
We are trying to think through all that we need to do before we leave, and make sure we take with us what we need. We are looking forward to spending time at the orphanage as well as at the teen transitional home, where we will live for two weeks while in Trujillo.
Please keep praying for this process, and for the adjustment we are all about to make!