We were notified by email today that our I800 has been approved and that we will be receiving a hard copy of it any day now! I800- An application to have your adopted child viewed as an immediate relative upon adoption.
So now we wait for:
NVC- National Visa Center- Where you petition for a visa. This group then cables the US Embassy in China to let them know the petition has been approved.
Article 5- The Consulate pre-approves your child for an immigrant visa.
TA- Travel Approval- You are approved to travel to China to adopt your child! :)
GOTCHA OR FOREVER FAMILY DAY!- The day that you meet your new child!
CA- Consulate Appointment- The date of your appointment at the U.S. Embassy to finalize the adoption!
We think that based on this timeline we will realistically travel in November. So that gives us approximately 6 to 8 weeks to raise the remainder of what we need for our adoption.
So, the Mr. and I are going to be completely honest and open here...we need about $25,000 to get Archer and Abel home. That's alot of zeros behind that 25! But, like we have said from the very beginning of this journey- God is bigger than our finances. We are obeying His call and we KNOW that He will provide. He is just AWESOME like that! So, we are keeping calm and carrying on, giddy with excitement to see how God will ultimately pull this whole shebang off. So, now on to the giveaway that I referred to in the title of this post:
We are excited to be giving away an XBOX 360 KINECT !
This gaming system includes:
~ Xbox 360 Console
~Game (Kinect Adventures!)
~Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
~Composite AV Cable
~Internal WiFi Capability
So how do you enter?
It's easy peasy.
A simple donation.
1 entry is $10
2 entries is $20
5 entries is $50
10 entries is $100
and so on...
So $10 is doable, right?
$10 for the chance to win an XBOX 360 KINECT ?
MORE importantly, that is $10 to help bring our boys home!
So, how do you donate?
Just click on the Chip In located
in the top right hand corner.
AND if you post about our Giveaway
on your blog or on Facebook
you get an additional entry FREE!
Just leave a comment
letting me know so I can keep track.
This Giveaway will end on October 30.
The winner will be chosen using Random.org
and announced on Monday, October 31.
So, come on and give our boys some LOVE.
Whatever Jesus lays on your heart to give,
whether it's a little or alot, please help us
bring our sweet boys HOME.
In His Grip,
"A father to the fatherless, a defender of the widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families..." ~Psalm 68:5&6