Today, I am interrupting the scheduled nursery post...
...that Wednesday night we received our first decree!
Praise be to God!
The first decree means that the judge has sifted through our mountains of paperwork, Levi's mountains of paperwork, and decided that my husband and I will be Levi's parents!
|Levi, looking all grown up on the morning we received the first decree|
What's next? After an undetermined "waiting" period, we receive a final decree. This makes the judge's first decree legal and binding forever. That final decree will be submitted to the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), which will issue us a visa appointment. We will travel to Taiwan for that appointment. AH! The short story is that most families travel to Taiwan about 1 month after the first decree.
What can you do? Pray that things will continue to move quickly and smoothly. Specifically, we are submitting a "waiver" from that would allow us to get the final decree next week. Some judges will accept a waiver, some will not. Please pray that our judge will accept ours so we can get a final decree soon! We are coming baby boy!!