We have since, completed our home study report as well as other paperwork; mailed it off to the U.S. government and been approved to adopt by the U.S government.
But, here is what happens next:
- Our adoption agency will go through all our dossier paperwork and make sure it is correct. You might be thinking "Oh, awesome that shouldn't be a big deal!" That is where you would be wrong, my friend. Considering the instructions alone were 6 pages long!
- After approval from our agency, they will then mail it to the Chinese government.
- After approval from the Chinese government we will be matched with a child (they have estimated this will take about 4 - 5 months).
- Once we are matched, we will then be given a court date and we will travel to go pick up our little girl (that is also an estimation of about 4 - 5 months).
We have already been so thankful for all the support so many have shown us in this journey, and we still need your help! As of right now, we have right around $4,000 of fees (both to our agency and the People's Republic of China) so we are going to kick up the fundraising again. Starting with this awesome event that our friends the Gothard's so graciously agreed to host and cook for, and we would love for all of you to come!
Jones Family BBQ Plate Fundraiser