We have finally received our home study and our DCFS license - which basically means we are approved to adopt in the state of Illinois. The next step is to send our home study and license to USCIS (United States Citizenship and Imigration Services), to get approved to adopt internationally. That process should also take 2-3 months. Yippie! More waiting!
While we were waiting on the DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) license, we received word that the orphanage we are working with in Haiti - Children of the Promise - has hit a few bumps in the road. They are now required to become a licensed adoption agency -according to some new Haitian government rules. So that process could take a while. It may be 2 months or 2 years -who knows. (Oh, the joys of working with a third-world country. ) Until that happens, they can no longer facillitate any adoptions. We will just have to wait and see. We may have to seek out another orphanage/adoption agency in Haiti - which I am sure will add to the waiting time. :)
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