In our last post, we said that Jessica was ours. Legally speaking, that wasn't quite true. You see, a few weeks later we realized there were some errors & missing documents in the paperwork we received. So while the court ruled her to be ours in September, it wasn't until last week that we received all of the final documents to be able to move on to the next (& FINAL) step: the U.S. Immigration process.
Along with a bunch of other legal documents, we were given the birth certificate of our daughter, Jessica Craft. So what has been true in our hearts is now true legally. She's officially a Craft... Praise the Lord God Almighty!!
One of the many reasons we are so thankful for our agency is the fact that we receive bimonthly updates which include pictures & health/physical changes. In our most recent update we had the surprise blessing of her foster dad asking Jess if there is anything she would like to tell us, her parents. Her response: "I love them." Though oceans away, our little girl has captured our hearts & we cannot wait to bring her home!
The question still remains: WHEN? The U.S. Immigration process can take four to six months, if everything goes the way it's supposed to. We are by no means at the end of this journey, but we are slowly inching our way there.
We are so thankful for all of our friends & family who have come alongside us during this crazy season of waiting. Through prayer & acts of encouragement, God has done amazing things through His people to confirm to our weary hearts that this is indeed the path He has for us.