Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Article 5!

I woke up to great news today -- we received Article 5!  (One of the bonuses of the time difference is that news from India seems to appear magically during the overnight hours.) 

For those of you just starting the adoption process, Article 5 is a requirement for all Hague Convention countries.  It is the embassy's official declaration that your family is approved for adoption, that your child has been approved to live in the USA, and that your case can now proceed to the court system.

We don't know what to expect from the courts in our part of India -- each region (and each individual judge) seems to have its own unique pace.  But boy, are we happy that we're headed there!

16 comments:

Kristi said...

That's fantastic!! So happy to see this great news and progress for your family!

Kristen said...

YIPPPPEEEEE!!!!! I am SO excited for you!!!!!

Aaron and Julie Fraley said...

Congratulations! (Every piece of paper feels like a victory!)

Nikki said...

Awesome news!!! What an amazing feeling to know that your process is moving!!! What region is your daughter from again? I can't seem to keep everyones regions/children straight!
Congrats!!!

Peter and Nancy said...

She is in Bangalore, Nikki. :o)

Julie & Patrick said...

Wow! That went quick! So thrilled to hear that the steps are starting to get checked off!! BTW, Devi said she hopes that Anya is feeling better too.

Thanks for bringing a bit of sunshine to my gray and drizzling day :)

Julie

The Baxter Family said...

Congratulations!!! :-)

SLP said...

Praise God! So happy for you! On to the court...

No Greater Love said...

Wooohoooo! So happy for you. Can't wait for the next step, and the next step, and the next step. :) Things are moving. :)

Sarah said...

Woohoo!!!!!! So, so excited for you!!

Joy in the Journey! said...

WOOHOOO THAT IS SO EXCITING!!!!

Leveta said...

Nancy,
That is wonderful news! One step closer is always good in the adoption process.
Leveta

Cristy said...

Woot! Woot!

Lynette said...

Fantastic news! Come on NOC!

Jason and Kelley said...

Thanks for sharing your journey! I just found your blog and am so excited to follow along. My husband and I are waiting on our referral from the same city as you. Not sure if it's the same orphanage?! Would love to be in touch! jktegen@gmail.com

Recovering Noah said...

I'm so far behind on blogs and just catching up.... whoohoo! Congratulations! One HUGE step closer!!

Leslie