We just received a glorious email from our caseworker notifying us that our POA just contacted the ministers office and the minister told her that we were approved and that we would be getting a letter via email this week! AHHHHHHH!!!!! Yeah!!!!! God is Good!!!!
There is some confusion with another process the government is implementing involving the ministry's new role in processing referrals... so our POA is working that out and will be in contact with us soon about the next steps in our journey to be matched with a child or children!
So... now we wait for the "official" letter, news about the matching process, and then... a referral.