I have to say I've been overwhelmed by the support we have received since we shared the news that we were adopting.
I have had several people in the community e-mail, facebook message me, or stop me to talk to me in person about it. We definitely feel supported.
Right now we have gathered the final paperwork and it's being reviewed by our agency for approval. When we get the thumbs-up from them the official notarized, signed-in-blue-ink, duplicate copies will be sent to them for the great wait.
To be clear and answer a few questions we have had- we have not been matched with a child. That is what we are 'waiting' for- it's called a 'referral'.
We are required to take two trips to Ethiopia. The last update we received from our agency guesstimated the wait between first and second travel to be 3+ months at this point. It's all speculation until it's our turn to board the plane, really.
There are a lot of unknowns, but don't ever be afraid to ask us a question or drop us a line to support us. We are excited and we would love to talk about it- really!
Just in case you didn't see the link to the pictures, you can see them HERE. We love them...
I would love to know what anyone would like to hear about at this point... unfortunately there may be a lot of 'long pauses' to fill because the adoption process is 90% waiting and 10% action. :)
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?