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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What's new?

This is an interesting article on adoptions in Ethiopia. Cut and paste into your browser window.

In other news, Information from Ethiopia has come that one of the boys we had hoped to adopt is not at the time available, however, he will remain at the orphanage while they get his papers together in hopes that things will fall into place for him to be adopted. So, we will be adopting two of the originally referred three. We are happy to know who we intend to bring home as our sons! Now, we wait for our dossier to be translated into Amharic. This week it should go to the correct government official who will then set a court date for the boys. A court date is to show that their papers are in fact ready and accurate and that no remaining family are able to care for the child. In the case of these boys, this should not pose a problem. We also wait for the immigration paperwork which allows us to claim an orphan as immediate relative to be processed. That was received by USCIS on Friday May 23. So, we hope that the boys will get and pass court by July 10. We hope that our immigration papers for them will come in shortly after that. IF this happens we could potentially travel in late July or early August. This is what we pray will happen. If not, the boys will be assigned a court date after courts open again, early October and we would be able to travel in early November. Not ideal. Please pray with us that we would indeed be able to travel by early August.

What do we do while we wait? Finish that basement!, make photo books to send to the boys to pre-introduce ourselves to them, sew, start to make their Life Books (like a baby book or adoption book that tells all we can know of their story, we hope to learn more when we are there), read all the books we are half way through on Ethiopia and adoption, learn Amharic phrases, get an idea of things we want to see and do while in country, finish school and take swimming lessons, VBS, some camping?, Wait.

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