There's no news yet on our dossier. I assume it's still being translated. The SDA only accepts dossiers on Thursdays (I think just for special needs and certain ages they are submitted on Thursdays, but they accept dossiers on other days, too, but for different "profiles" of children). Anyway, I haven't heard if ours will be submitted tomorrow, but I'm kind of doubtful as a few other families who sent their dossiers in before us are still waiting. So I'm hoping for next week! After it's submitted, we should get a date for our SDA appointment within 2-3 weeks for anywhere from 10-30 days out. So we're looking at September for travel.
Thank you so much for all of you who have generously donated to our giveaway! It means so much to us and is such a huge blessing to know we are being cared for by so many people in this way :-) We'll keep it going until the end of next month. Joel vetoed my brilliant idea of adding a "second place" giveaway with one of my custom portraits (see the one I did of my parents below)! What do you think? haha!
But in all seriousness, we are so thankful for all of you and your support!! I am soooo anxious to get Darya home.