Kombulcha & Bete Hisenete there, Addis

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A File to Review...

We received some brief infomation on a very cute boy from Thailand today. We hope the video will arrive tomorrow or Saturday because that will be a lot more telling. The agency is also still reviewing the information they received from their recent trip to Thailand to see if there are any other boys that would be a good match for our family. Although I know it is probably a good thing to have several files to review, I am worried that it will be hard to choose!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Choosing a country....

We requested information on 4 waiting boys from Thailand through WACAP, 3 had already been matched to families. They will be sending us a DVD on the other boy. They have staff in Thailand this week and will probably have more referrals available next week. If we can't find a good match from them, then we will focus on Ethiopia and hope for a quick referral. It would be neat to have a child of similar heritage as our daughter, but I have always been drawn to having an African American child too. It is hard to choose where to go. We are soooo in the "add a child mode", that it's hard to start again and have to go through that wait process all over! It will all be worth it in the end though!

Monday, October 20, 2008

A New Begining....

After several weeks of searching and researching we have determined our next move since we failed in Vietnam. Even though it was hard to walk away, I am so happy with our decision to work with World Assoc for Children and Parents (WACAP). We are planning to adopt a Promise Child. This means he will most likely be a boy 7-8 boy from Ethiopia, but we could also be referred a child from India or Thailand. Now we need to redo our dossier, update our homestudy and change our I-171H. WACAP said this could take 3 months or longer, I am hoping alot less! After a year with Vietnam, we are so ready to have a child now! Once we are done with that step, we will be ready to send our dossier over and expect a referral in 4-10 months....again we hope less! This will be slow updating, but we will be working hard to get everything done ASAP! All is not lost. Hopefully this time will go much smoother, like our first adoption.