Yeah, it has been one month since my last post.
I'm really not sure why I haven't felt like blogging lately.
I'm in a dry spell. I don't know which of my feelings to share. What thoughts will resonate with my readers? What ideas would be edifying to the adoption community?
So for now, here's a quick update on where we are in the adoption process:
There are basically three steps to go through during this "between trips" waiting period.
- I800 approval
- Article 5 approval
- Court approval
We submitted our I800 just a couple of days before we left on our first trip, and we received approval on February 16. Then, our Article 5 was issued and submitted to the Minister of Justice in Bulgaria just yesterday, March 3. So, now we wait a month for the MOJ to approve our Article 5. Then, it's on to the court phase.
The question that everyone asks, of course, is "When will you get to bring her home?" We are not getting our hopes up for any certain date, buuuut, IF everything goes as expected, we have been told that we may get to travel on trip #2 to pick up Miss Ivelina in late May.
Some of my family members have offered to host a small adoption shower for us, and I am really looking forward to it.
If you missed any of our posts about trip #1, check them out: