Today was such a busy day! It was a great day though. Once again we have pictures with the camera & not the iPad. I do have a couple from tonight that are adorable.
Our morning started off early at 8:00. We were gone most of the day. We met Taka, from the agency, & headed to do multiple things for Lily’s adoption. We got to ride the train again! First we went to pick up her passport (her Japanese passport). After that we went to the US Embassy to file the I-600 or petition to have Lily as an immediate relative. 🙂 We were there for a good while. We had to wait for our number to be called & turn in all of our paperwork & supporting documents. Then we were seated again & waited to have our interview. I was a little nervous, but the questions are fairly easy & simple. They are just making sure that the adoption is legal & everything is in order. Then we had to be seated again & wait for our verdict & for our Visa appointment. Thank goodness everything went great & her I-600 was approved! We have her Visa appointment tomorrow at 10:00. Please be in prayer that all goes well.
We then walked around (a lot!) & went into a dollar type of store. Samuel loved that! We got a few things & then went to find lunch. We had Taka help us find great Japanese food! We had tonkatsu. Super yummy! The white rice was so delicious too. It was the perfect white sticky rice. 🙂 After lunch we went to have Lily’s medical exam. This is required for her Visa. She is perfectly healthy & doing wonderful!
Each appointment took a while today, so we didn’t get back to the hotel until around 4:00-4:30. We were all so tired! Using the train system here is a great workout! There are stairs everywhere. It’s not always stroller friendly. 😉 Taka helped us out so much. He helped Bill carry the stroller up & down the stairs so many times. Thank you Taka for all of your help today!
Tomorrow we have to take her medical exam paperwork back to the US Embassy for her Visa appointment. They said her Visa should be issued tomorrow! Yay! Please be in prayer that all goes well tomorrow.
Here are a couple of pictures. 🙂