Kombulcha & Bete Hisenete there, Addis

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Officially Ethiopia...

Woo Hoo!!! I overnighted all of our papers to WACAP and tomorrow we will officially be in the Ethiopia program! Our revised homestudy has been sent to USCIS because they need to give us a new I-171H for Ethiopia. I hope that will be done by next week, then we can officially receive a referral. Now we are back to hurry up and wait. Oh yes, the wait for the referral! So difficult, but so surreal when it finally comes. OMG! I just realized this post is exactly 30 days since I posted the decision to pursue Ethiopia...a goal achieved!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Almost On the "List"

Well, WACAP got our homestudy last Wednesday for review. There are a few things they needed the homestudy agency to correct, but WACAP said we should be receiving the final copy very soon. As long as my Dr. got my medical form notarized on Friday, I should be able to get all the documents authenticated on Monday and then off to WACAP to be put on the list. They just received a bunch of referrals, wouldn't it be something if one of them was matched to us?! I don't know how many people are ahead of us though and if they are looking for the same age/sex we are. It hasn't even been two months yet, but it seems like we've been doing this forever.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Closing in on the paperwork chase.....

Well, I think I am going to make my 30 day goal to have all our paperwork into WACAP. We have sent out all of our out of state paperwork to be authenticated and should be ready to get our local paperwork autheticated next week. We did find out that we have to send our homestudy back through the courts since we changed countries and age of child we are requesting. I am hoping the courts will do it quickly and not require a re-certification which is $350. Arizona is one of the few states that requires the courts to be involved in an international adoption. We are sooo anxious to get our paperwork to WACAP, so we can be considered "waiting". Kenny has been working on the second captains bed to prepare for our hopefully quick referral and then I can put the finishing touches on the surfer theme room. I hope I can blog next week and say, "Our paperwork is on its way to WACAP!"