Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Good News out of Uganda...

Today we received good news from our friends as well as our adoption agency. Adoptions are proceeding in Uganda after a month long debate about whether children can be adopted fully in the United States. Our adoption agency stated the following:

"Today in Uganda, the chief justice gave judges permission to rule on legal guardianships and state that they understand it is for the purposes of adoption! This should set a precedent for future families; now judges have the confidence to state their complete understanding of the children’s adoption in the US and their dual citizenship status.

Because this happened today, there have been no families yet go through the Embassy. The next step will be ensuring that this statement will align with what the US Embassy will require to issue an immigrant visa for children who have been granted legal guardianship. I will update as we know how the Embassy will view this latest development."

So, now we wait.... Our paperwork has been approved by CIS and we are currently waiting on our referral. The referral will tell us how many children we will be adopting as well as important information on each of them (name, age, gender, medical history, etc). We will not be post any photos of our children but we will have them with us at all feel free to ask to see the latest Turners when we get our referral!

God is the Father to the fatherless! Over the past month (and longer), we have prayed that resolution to this matter. He has shown Himself glorious and faithful. To Him be all the glory!