Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Gimme an R, Gimme a E, Gimme a...

G, I, S, T, E, R, E, D. What's that spell?

REGISTERED!!!

Yes - after 9 long months we were finally registered yesterday in Izhevsk!! This means our paperwork is being reviewed for a referral!! We were asked for two additional documents which our coordinator typed up for us as I did not have the templates on my home email. All we had to do was print and sign. We'll take them to be notarized and apostilled and overnight them to CHI right away. The last family who was registered received a referral within 2 weeks and we are hopeful this means the same for us! Of course this is international adoption so you never know what may happen.

We are so excited and so ready to go. Troy answered our home phone when our coordinator called and when she told him the news he got the biggest grin on his face. It just tells me how excited and ready he really is!!

27 comments:

Melissa said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope that referral comes soon...you have waited more-than-your-fair-share of time!!

Mike & Heidi Lee said...

WooHoo!! That's exciting news! I hope that next call comes really soon!! We're sending positive thoughts and prayers your way!

Tiger & Kar said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news. Hopefully you'll receive your referral very, very soon.

MandyJo013078 said...

Rachel -

I couldn't be happier for you if I tried! I'm so excited! I can't wait for you to get your referral! WHOO HOO! That is just wonderful! Get those documents in ... you are definitely on a great path! Can't wait to hear about your little one! I'm keeping you and Troy in my prayers!
MJ

Carey and Norman said...

I'm giving you your R-E-G-I-S-T-E-R-E-D!

Now, I'm waiting to give you a R-E-F-E-R-R-A-L ....you got it!

This is wonderful news and well deserved after your long wait! I think I might even throw in a couple of spirit jumps and a Go Rachel and Troy too!

Patti said...

Yay! I got goosebumps reading your exciting news! I pray that you get the referral within the next couple weeks! Congratulations on getting registered!

Amy said...

Woo Hoo!!!! This is wonderful news. Hoping that the next few weeks brings a referral and travel info.

Chris said...

Awesome! You are well on your way to being adoptive parents. Things should start to happen quickly now!

Becky and Keith said...

Wooohooooo!!!! We've definitely been waiting to see this post! Congratulations!! You sound so excited and I'm so excited for YOU!

Janine said...

Yeah!!! I'm so happy for you!! What a wonderful Valentine's gift!! Can't wait to hear you've got travel dates!!

KimAbraham said...

How exciting!!! Oh, I just can't wait to hear you have a referral and are making travel plans!

WW said...

Congratulations! I know you cannot wait for that referral to come -- the ups and downs are hard! I can't wait to hear that you will be traveling!

Wendy

Denise and Mike said...

Finally! Congratulations. Your journey has been so long and it's getting so close now. Hoping for a speedy referral for you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Rachel and Troy! That is sooooo exciting! I'm glad to see things are moving along. I hope you get your call real soon. This is the time when I'm sure it is all WORTH the wait. What a Valentine present!

Jane and Jim said...

CONGRATS!!! It's so exciting to hear that you know that you're a.l.m.o.s.t there! Woo HOO!!

Christine said...

Wooo-hoo! That is such awesome news!

Sira said...

I am hoping you get that call soon. This is great news

Allison said...

Yeah!! That is great news! You are soooo close now.

My name is Shannon said...

Wow, excellent news!! I am sooo happy for you two. Can't wait until you hear about a referall next!!!

Ryan and Amy said...

WHOO HOO!!! So excited for you Rachel and Troy - I don't think I've been this excited since we heard our news - congrats...we'll be stalking your blog for more news!

Adrienne and Jim said...

HOOOOOOOORRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!

We are sooooo excited for you!! This is wonderful news!!! Oh, I know you must be so excited. You are so close to meeting your child!!

YEA!!!!

Dede said...

This is GREAT news! I hope your referral comes soon!

Tami said...

YEAAAAAA!!!! Can't wait to hear you have a referal!!!!!!

Children's Hope International said...

That is awesome!! Congratulations!!!!!

What great news!!! I can't wait to check back and see more of it...

Jennifer N.

Michael and Carrie said...

That is wonderful news! I'm sorry I'm a few days late in posting a comment! I was thrilled when I read that they registered your dossier! I hope you get "the call" very soon!!! :)

ana & russ said...

YAY! That's wonderful news. Hope you receive your referral VERY soon!

Jackie said...

Rachel and Troy- Congratulations on becoming registered! A huge hurdle has been jumped.... now onto the referral and I hope it's soon!