Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Rural Ethiopian village in Benishngule Western Ethiopia.

So, our Ethiopia caseworker reviewed the documents we've gathered for our dossier submission. She returned to us a checklist of which items are headed back to the drawing board.
It's not so bad.

We've been on it all night and now have our newest folder prepared with proper documents; all adjusted, updated and ready for our new bff, the notary.

The silver lining...the majority of our first packet of docs submitted got the "Looks Good" stamp, meaning they will be headed to their respective Secretaries of State to be authenticated. A fair estimate on turnaround time (from online research) is two weeks, but some have been sooner. We're hoping to begin that process as early as Tuesday.

Our next milestone is getting on the wait list. While we're crossing our fingers for that, we're sending positive thoughts to all the families currently waiting and going through court.

On a side note, we're headed to my brother's house at the Jersey Shore for Memorial Day weekend so this may be our last post for this week. My mother and stepfather are in town to check out new-baby-Theo, so it'll be great to see them while we're there. And a big fat seafood dinner Saturday night on the boardwalk...yum :)

This will be a nice little break before jumping back into our to-do list first thing Tuesday morning.

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all!

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