Saturday, March 27, 2010

Its been awhile...

Sorry all my blog followers, I've been bad about updating lately. This past week Fran e-mailed us the draft of our homestudy. We filled in the blanks to the questions she had remaining. We are still waiting for Tyler's Colorado CPS Background Check to arrive in Fran's mailbox. I contacted the place in Colorado responsible for this and they stated that they mailed it to Fran on March she should be receiving it any day now.

We have kind of been in the waiting game for the past 2-3 weeks, and once our homestudy report is completed we will be back to the paper chase. It has been nice, but at the same time...days seem like weeks. As you can tell, I am not a patient waiter:)

Tyler and I went to a group for Ethiopian adoptions about 2 weeks ago. A couple who had recently adopted a baby boy (Jonathon) decided it would be nice to meet with other couples who have or are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia once a month. It is a nice way to share stories, ask/answer questions, and one day give our child some "look-alike playmates". During our visit, two other couples were commenting on the brand spanking new change in Ethiopian adoptions. What currently is one visit for a week (to pick up your baby) will be two visits. The first visit is shortly after we receive our referral, in which we will travel to Ethiopia and meet him/her and we will actually go to court during that visit. Then, we will have to return home and go back to Ethiopia 10-12 weeks later to pick up our baby (another week long trip). There are several reasons floating around as to why the change.....1. Approx. 40 families have went to pick up their child and they were not the same as their referral pic/info...2. Supposedly a couple agencies are not operating ethically and this is a way to closer monitor their actions....

Its kind of a bummer that we will meet our child and then have to leave him/her for close to 3 months. Its kind of a bummer that we will have to make 2 close trips to Ethiopia (20 some hour flight each way). BUT, it will all be worth it in the end. We are slowly inching forward....


  1. well worth it! and you have so many supporting you the entire way with their love, their prayers and hopefully encouragement! Always in God's perfect timing.....ohhhhh, just sometimes wish it was more on our time frame! I love you both so much and looking forward to what the future holds for you!!!!!

  2. just wanted to let you know that i'm praying!!! =)