Read this well that dragging my feet paid off. Our fingerprints do not expire until June 3, 2009 and our I-600A does not expire until November 30, 2009. I was dragging me feet to try and save to pay for the whole thing since the fees went up and I knew at the time that it came with one free extension so I figured that I would wait until the very last mintue and so it looks like we will be home with Darci long before everything expires. To my friends to are dealing with issues related to the extension and the I-600A vs I-800A I am so sorry. Those words seems so inadequate. I can not even imagine how much you hurt, how worried you are that things will not come together in time when you referral arrives. I have been dealing with some worries of my own related to the adoption that I will not share here, however yesterday all day the only song that was on my mind and heart was "Everlasting God" (go here to hear the song). The lyrics - "Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon you Lord (x 2)
Our God, you reign forever
Our hope, our strong deliverer...
You are the everlasting God, the everlasting God
You do not faint, you won't grow weary
You're the defender of the weak, you comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles...".
I can honestly tell you that my strength throughout this whole process has risen. I have waited upon the Lord and He has given me strength to endure this wait. So with my worry, I will wait upon the Lord and He will make Himself known and He will prove Himself and I will honor and glorify Him!! It will all come together, God has placed us on this journey and it will all work out.