one thing I have learned in the months of adopting Frankie, is that this can be a draining process. Today is one of those days. This might sound like a very small request to some, but at this point in our lives…this is a very important prayer request. Our “paperwork” is in the hands of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Each family is given an officer. This process should take no more than 10-14 business days. We are currently at day 15.
I asked our adoption families network if they had ever been assigned this particular officer and the feedback was very discouraging. One family was approved 2 weeks ago and is still awaiting the letter they need to proceed in getting their child. Another family shared that the 14 day wait turned into a 51 day wait!
Again, We are all mentally exhausted and feel a little overwhelmed so we are asking our brothers and sisters to intercede for us.
1. Please Praise God with us that He is gloriously Sovereign. I want our hearts to be filled with faith and joy in the wait.
2. Pray for our USCIS Officer. “Officer G”. Maybe she has a lot at home or at work she is dealing with, but she tends to allow families to pile up on her desk…each family represents children waiting to come to their families.
3. Please pray for one of the families in our adoption circles, “The Y Family”. They have been waiting a very long time for this officer to simply mail the letter. Approval has already been given.
4. Pray that God would develope in my family a stronger faith…and that we would be satisfied with Him more than we would at the news of any letter or approval. I truly want to honor our Lord as we follow Him.
Thanks friends. This is one of those days, where knowing you are praying really brings a calm.