| at 9:33 AM
We just found out that Ethiopia is changing their court procedures and now you have to be there for court. Which means we have to travel twice. We did it with Russia and thought we wouldn't have to this time. Even though it is going to mean more money, we feel there is a divine plan and we just have to look at the end of the journey. Not how we are going to get there. We are hoping our paperwork goes to Ethiopia this coming week and we will just be waiting for our referral. After that, we will travel in 2-4 weeks for court. Then if we pass, we come home until the US embassy will issue him a US visa, which because of the fact they have to investigate every case, could be anywhere from 8-12 weeks. It is going to be a long haul. Not to mention the fact that the court closes late August through early October.
But we know it is out of our control, and we just keep seeing a little face in our minds. That little face from Russia is what kept us going last time and we know it will be the same this time. Keep us in your prayers!
| at 12:34 AM
We FINALLY finished all our paperwork and sent it off to our adoption agency today!! It feels so good to have it out of our hands. It took about 6 months to complete it all, and now we just wait. Our dossier (all our paperwork) should go over to Ethiopia some time next week. Then we should receive a referral hopefully in 6 months or so. What a relief.
Lil is great, as always. We went to the zoo yesterday and she had a blast. Then to the park today. I found out she can swing and pump her legs all by herself. She learned from her friend at school, and I didn't know she could do it until today. What a big girl.
We are ready for spring so we can go outside and play. We have a vacation planned to Hawaii for our 10 year anniversary in June and can't wait for that. Lil is coming along of course!