Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Passport Update -- Yippee... kindof

Spoke with our agency today and received some good news.  Apparently, Anjali's passport has been issued and "it's in the mail" to the orphanage.  Given location, etc.... that sometimes takes a little longer than one would expect.  So since it is not actually "in-hand" - we still wait to get our flights, but we have a couple of options for tentative travel plans...which is VERY exciting.  One somewhat downer is that given the tight window and the fact that our VISA expires in a few weeks, we will be applying for a new VISA to be on the safe side. 

But God is so good - even though additional costs for new VISAs (we won't be expediting them this time), we also found out several expenses we've budgeted for are actually less than anticipated. 

We are cautiously excited (until we know the orphanage has that long awaited passport in hand)... and perhaps a little in shock, because in a month or so, we'll be home with our precious daughter.  Thank you so much for your prayers and support :) 

This very long journey is just beginning ........


  1. WHOOOTTT!!!!! Praise God. You have been troopers. Praying for it get to to the orphanage soon, and no problems with the VISAs.
    So excited for you guys!!!!

  2. WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! So happy, so happy, so happy!!!!! :) Wish I could give you the biggest hug ever. Will keep praying that everything goes smooth.... Love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. YAYYYYYY! So excited for you!!! Good for you guys for being cautious and smart and reapplying for the visas, but I hope you get to go SOON and don't need them! :)

    Since it is almost time I wanted to tell you - I hope your blog doesn't end when you travel - I hope you will continue to share your story although it will busy when your little girl comes home :)

    1. Thanks:). I love blogging. So I hope to continue blogging- maybe at nap time - unless I'm napping too :)

  4. Great news! Now experts at waiting, I can only imagine how strange it must feel to know that in a month the waiting will be over. Yay!!


  5. Oh, Renae! I am soooooo happy for you!!!!

  6. YAY!! SO happy to hear you'll be traveling soon!


    Exciting times!!!

  8. My husband and I have been following your blog and are also adopting from India. We are at the Court stage and are curious about the budget and expenses you mention in this post. Can you email me and we discuss - so we too can be better prepared?

    our email is