I would be remiss not to share this - with those that pray for us - and for those that may follow our adoption journey #2!! As many of you know - we've been praying about this whole fingerprinting thing - lost papers for almost three months - an appointment that they tried to reschedule and we begged them not to, etc., etc. Well - when we went for our appointment we shared with the fingerprinting lady that if we could get these prints and I171H back in a week we may still qualify for a grant we had applied for - after that, they would basically scratch our family since we had waited so long on the fingerprints and then give the grant money out to other families waiting in line - (don't get me wrong, we totally understood why the grant group would have to do this - they had waited on us for quite some time) but we explained this to her and asked how long she thought it might take (mind you, this time frame gave them basically one day less than a week to process us). She said she wasn't sure - SO we left there and started praying. We just prayed that God would expedite everything so that this might be possible for us to still get our paperwork in for this grant. The following morning after our fingerprints - I emailed the Des Moines headquarters for fingerprinting and just asked that if our papers would come back from Sioux Falls by that following Tuesday, could she email me and let me know so I could run to our agency and get a copy for this grant meeting?? Des Moines emailed me back almost immediately and said that we had been cleared and our I171H was faxed to Bethany that same day. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING - only those who have gone through an adoption would understand that NEVER, NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS would you get clearance and your I171H processed OVERNIGHT - It could only be God!! I had talked with others that said it would be more like 2-3 weeks to get that paper. Wow God - you did it again and we praise you for that!! SO - we still don't know if we got the grant or not, but we have the paper we need AND it was the last step in our Dossier prep. so now we are basically ready to send it all to Bethany in Grand Rapids and from there it heads to China!! A little longer than I had thought it would take, but God still amazes me again and again and shows me His plan and how He is listening when we pray. We stand in amazement - this is so good for our boys too - they had been praying with us for this paper and when I showed it to them today they were so surprised - it's a good lesson - NEVER be surprised at God!!!!