1. We got our USCIS fingerprint appointment papers in the mail yesterday! Our appointments are for March 15. I don't want to wait that long, and since it's during Spring Break we'll likely be out of town as well, so I'm hoping we can walk in before that. A friend who lives close to us was able to, so I'm praying we'll be allowed to as well. I'm not sure when we'll try (it depends on Jacob's work schedule), but hopefully next week.
2. A friend who sent their first papers over to EE just after us told me they got a submission date for their dossier (April 19). While I'm _thrilled_ for them, it does make me a little nervous that we haven't heard anything yet. Please, if you're so inclined, say a prayer or send some happy thoughts that there's no problems with our paperwork and that we'll hear back soon.
3. Yesterday another friend posted about a boy who desperately needs a family. He turns 16 in less than 3 months, when he'll become unadoptable. At that point he'll either be sent to a mental institution or be put out on the street. All because he's missing some fingers. As I read his description it reminded me so much of my younger brother, and my heart has been breaking for the last day at the thought of this boy not ever having a family. Please, please, pray for him and share his story. Maybe someone you know needs him in their life. You can learn more about him here.