Possible Timeline.

I emailed our agency today with a few questions, one of which was a possible time line. She promptly wrote back (as she always does…love her!) and said the wait time is about 2 months! Then another couple months to the first travel dates and another 2 to the final/pick up date. Of course, all this is approximate and subject to change…either sooner (if...

July 27, 2010

Bits of Good News.

Today, our dossier is on its way to D.C. & the Ethiopian Embassy!! In 2 weeks, it should be in Ethiopia!!! YAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! This basically means in 2 weeks, the official “wait” will begin. Wow…

July 19, 2010

Finished Book 2.

I actually finished a book with chapters!! I’m embarrassed to say it’s the first one since Dean was born. Yep, 2 years…I used to be an avid reader, but other things and fatigue usually change my time I once spent for reading. Anyway, it was a good book. Upbeat, positive yet keeping a real perspective. I recommend it to anyone that knows us πŸ™‚

July 18, 2010

Book 2.

I ordered another book, one recommended my our adoption agency. It’s Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft by Mary Hopkins-Best. This one is a little more up-beat and half as thick as the first one. So I’m sure I’ll get through it faster. So far it’s very good, like the other. It has the same theme of how important it is to establish a connection...

July 14, 2010

Reading a Book.

I really do read books often. Daily. Just because they’re 10 pages long and 5 of those are pictures, doesn’t mean it’s not a book πŸ˜‰ But since there’s not much more we can do for the adoption right now, I decided to get a book with actual pages/chapters in it to read. It’s called Parenting the Internationally Adopted Child. This book discusses the...

July 10, 2010

New Update!

So for awhile now we’ve been waiting on our home study to be complete. Yesterday, we got the completed report back and we passed πŸ™‚ Yay!! So we mailed off our I-600a, which is a petition to adopt an orphan. That goes to USCIS and takes from 5 weeks-3 months to be approved. We also mailed our dossier to our adoption agency, where it...

July 1, 2010

Two More Things Done…

Sunday was the last of our home study visits. Now we just wait for the report papers so we can send them off to where they need to go. The other thing was the yard sale…we got rained out the first weekend, but now I’m glad we did. We ended up with a couple friends (they get together every year and have a big...

June 1, 2010

Explosion at Paul’s Job…

For those that don’t know, Paul works around explosives. Not hands on; he’s IT. He takes care of computers in explosive buildings at times. I don’t often think it’s dangerous since most of the time he’s “on the hill” and away from the “plant buildings.”Β  ATKΒ  puts together rocket fuel and various ammunition (if I remember it right). Yesterday I was getting dinner ready...

May 25, 2010

Stalled Out But Still Busy!

We’re at a lull in the adoption process for the moment. We’re waiting on our 2nd (and final) home study visit which will be in a couple weeks. But life still goes on! My husband’s grandma died last week, so he’s going to Wisconsin for the funeral this week. Next week Gab heads out to Utah for her cousin’s wedding. And amidst those things,...

May 3, 2010