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I hope this blog will be helpful to you in your adoption whether you are considering, waiting or home. I started this blog when we were adopting and found there was next to nothing on the web in any orderly manner. I set about to collect information for myself and then for others. Now, there are more sites for resources, but still not much that brings it all together. I hope this blog will serve as a sort of clearing house for Ethiopian Adoption Information. Please feel free to contribute your knowledge through commenting.
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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Where we are at

You may wonder, well more likely not really, but then again, if you are reading this you might just wonder............. We had our last home study meeting on Sat. April 12th. Now our adoption case worker will write it up. It will take her about two weeks. We are still waiting on the CBI and FBI reports and the child abuse registry to come back. We anticipate seeing those mid to late May. I do not see why it takes so long since there is no record of any kind on any account. :) Oh well. We are also waiting for Dr. papers, we anticipate those next week. Once those are in then it can go to the state for approval, takes a few days. Once it is back we hope to have some little boys "placed" with us. Then we add the home study sealed report to the dossier (which is also ready minus the police report, which should have been here by now. I will have to call Monday, and the Dr. letter - next week) Then we can send that to be certified by the state and then authenticated by our agency and then they will send it to Ethiopia. Then Ethiopia will do their court routine and then give us an invitation to come with an Embassy date. Then we will buy expensive tickets and go to Ethiopia to gather up our boys and see their birth country and then come home, all of us together at last. When will this happen you ask? Well if things are fast, we have a very, very, small, slight chance of going late summer. However, that would mean they would have to be done with the court routine in Ethiopia before July 15. The more likely is late October or November. Court holiday is July 15 to September 30 this year. The girls will miss an awful lot of school if we go then. We will see.

On another note. Phoebe is sick. Fever, laying in bed, runny nose, sore throat. I think she will be home tomorrow. She just had a sore throat yesterday and we went to our home study meeting, went to Park Meadows Mall for fun, and Bible Study. After Bible Study we saw how much worse she had gotten in just a short time. She and I stayed home today.

At Park Meadows we went in the Pottery Barn Kids shop. We saw a great idea for the boys to have double loft beds, when they are bigger. And, decided on a room theme. We are going to do a zoo theme, or jungle/safari animals. They had the cutest felt animals. I made the birds today and we are going to make the alligator and giraffe too. I am using flannel. Maybe I will even make up some other ones like a lion. Lion is the symbol for Ethiopia, that could be fun. I am looking for two solid blue (slate or country blue, not too navy, not really pastel sky) quilts that are either tube sewn (stripes, lines) or squares or a non flowery matilese. I have not found any affordable ones. If you do let me know! Reversible is ok. The other colours I plan to use are light taupe and chocolate.

Have a great week.

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