Our new Boy!!

Our new Boy!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Merry Christmas to our Family!!

After a long wait and concerns of changing special needs lists and winter cut-offs, we finally got the phone call for our appointment. We are very excited and can not wait to get on a plane and get over to the Ukraine. We are so happy for all of the other families that got their appointments as well. Now it is time to get everything together, figure out what to pack and make sure we have all of our paperwork in order. Lots of things to do, but well worth all of the time and effort.
This morning we booked our flights through the Golden Rule Travel Agency in Kansas. They are awesome!! Eldon Wagler is not only a great agent, but he talked to me about how things were going with the adoption, about my family, and other things for a long time before ever asking for money. What a committed group of individuals that Reece's Rainbow has chosen to work with us. Will add more soon, I am off to get things going.....

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Golden Ticket!!

After a lot of phone calls to as many people as we could, we finally got the good news. We received approval through the USCIS and received our I-71H, the Golden Ticket. After getting the rest of our forms apostilled, our dossier is now on its way to the final destination. Hopefully the paperwork will be translated quickly and we will receive foreign approval soon. We feel like we are so close and it is very tough leaving everything in other peoples hands, but we know that God has a plan and we will continue to trust in him. So much has happened in a short time and we are so appreciative to everyone that has helped us get where we are. We feel like we are on the home stretch, but still can not wait to meet Braeden and get him home.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Still Nothing

After repeated attempts to contact and speed up the USCIS office, it appears it will be to no avail today. We are working closely with our Congressman and hoping his office can get something done, but I am not sure. Still hoping that we can hear something in the next few days and try to make our Winter cutoff. We sure do not want our beloved Braeden to have to stay in his orphanage any longer than he has to.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Wingfield's

Jared, Debbie, and Carter Wingfield

We are the Wingfield's and we are adopting Braeden. This is our first post, but it is not from a lack of activity. Since the day we laid eyes on him we knew that he was meant to be in our family. From the moment we started the process of adoption it has been a labor of love. We heard all these stories about the grueling process of meeting deadlines and the insurmountable piles of paperwork, but we just found ourselves just chipping away at it and smiling everytime a document was done. After all of the legal papers, notaries, and then notaries on notaries we find ourselves with just one little paper left to finish and at the mercy of the USCIS. We call everyday and hope that someone is in charge of our case and that it is moving forward. We worked so hard to get to this point and so many people helped us along the way that we find it hard to just sit and wait now. We so desperately want to make the deadlines so that Braeden can come home to us. Please pray for us and Braeden that God will comfort him. I will continue to post and let all of our friends and family know when we see any progress.