Okay, I want to get everyone up to speed, and I am feeling ready to start talking more about the process this go around! At this point, we have FINISHED the paperwork! WAHOOO!!!! And of course I sent it to our agency in perfect OCD order, only to have them let me know I forgot to get all of the documents State Certified! Ding Dong! I am not sure how I possibly forgot that IMPORTANT detail. So, I am either driving to STL on Wednesday or will overnight the documents there tomorrow.
Our homestudy update in HOPEFULLY being completed as we speak. Have been waiting a bit for it now, and once it is complete, we can go up for fingerprinting with Immigration...Such EXCITING DETAILS!!! ha ha But actually for anyone who has gone through it- you would not believe how exciting these details are!
From this point, we basically wait....I am hoping we get a referral by Eric B-Day September 15! I might be pushing it a bit but hey, it could happen!
We are working with a great smaller agency out of Colorado, so the wait list is not nearly as long as it is for some of the bigger agencies. Also, I think this is different than most, we will get a referral once our dossier is submitted-then the Ethiopian side of things begins.
I am putting this in writing so I can look back later and remember what my initial thoughts were...I am thinking the end of January to bring home our new baby girl. Some might think that is nuts, but I think it is just about the perfect time. We will see as things progress. This process is so much different than the adoption process in Guatemala, I am not sure I totally understand the process at this point!
Okay, enough for now....I am going to have to come up with a "blog name" for new baby while we wait. I will be thinking about this one and get back to you!
Have a fantastic week!