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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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Saturday, June 21, 2008

another update, court date

Hi family and friends,
We want to let you know that the court date for our boys in Ethiopia is this MONDAY June 23. Their Monday starts 9 hours before our Monday. So, when it is 11 pm on Sunday night it will be 7 am Monday morning in Ethiopia. This court procedure will finalize the adoption on the Ethiopian side. They have been reviewing all the papers for the boys and for us. At this court appointment things are settled or other papers are requested. Witnesses of the children's status as orphans are summoned, if any are available. After this (if it passes) then they issue birth certificates for the boys with the sur name changed to David Habib (this is how they do last names there). Incidentally, Dave's name is like they do it in Ethiopia, and much of the world. Your name, your dad's name, your grandfather's name. :) Along with the birth certificate a passport and visa will be obtained for each boy and all preparations will be made. The adoption at this point is final in Ethiopia and they are OURS! Then we will get an invitation for the US embassy appointment and we will go to Ethiopia to get them. One little catch among many possible.......... we have to have the immigration form called I 171 H in order to bring them home. We are still waiting for that. Pray for God's perfect timing in all these transactions. He knows the best time for all of this to come together.
Jill and Dave

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