For the Colombia Adoption, we need to get fingerprinted and then have the FBI run a background check on the prints. From everyone we've talked to, it takes between 8-12 WEEKS to get the report back.
Well, last Thursday I Fed Ex'd our prints to FBI and this past Friday we received the reports! In ONE WEEK! This truly is a miracle from the Lord.
Also, I had been under the impression that after our homestudy update was complete, we would send away for our immigration reapproval (we have to tell them we are changing countries) and after that we could find out about a sibling group to adopt and become matched with them. Kind of like how we were matched with F, A, and B in Mexico.
Well, in a phone conversation with the social worker, she said that all we need to have finished in order to be matched it our homestudy update! This is a big deal since the immigration update can take up to 8 weeks.
Well, in addition to this news, she also said that the immigration update should only take about 3 weeks!
I don't understand why everything is happening so fast. But, it does feel like confirmation that the Lord wants us to move in this direction to Colombia. He is making things happen that don't normally happen! So we will just follow His leading! Right now, the social worker is projecting that we will travel between March and May of 2011. That's pretty fast! But, we'll see!!!
Thankfully, I don't feel any anxiety or stress over the quickness. I feel a huge peace to just take each milestone as it comes- whenever it comes.
It is funny, though, because we are so used to the process being HARD for the past year that it feels like everything now is too good to be true!