Wow...I haven't updated this in a looonnng time!
Our adoption is...going....slowly but still going.
We finished our home study at the beginning of April...took a while to get it in our hands though, which delayed some other things.
Finally on April 20th, we filed our Orphan Petition (which is getting the US gov approval). This could take up to half a year of waiting now...
Meanwhile, we are finishing up our dossier. The dossier is the big package of info that goes to the Ethiopia government. We are actually pretty much done the dossier, just waiting for a couple things to get back to us.
Once it is all put together, we take it into Boise to be authenticated by the Secretary of State. Then we send it to Washington DC to be authenticated and approved by the US and the Ethiopian Embassy.
Once that is done, we send it to Ethiopia and then wait for our referral!
We qualified for a grant!
It is from God's Grace Ministries.
They have given us a matching grant of up to $2500.
This is means that we need to find donations to match up to $2500 and they will double them. If you would like to donate and help us match the grant, please let us know and we will get you the info needed. We have until June 1, 2009 to try to raise the money to match. They will only match up to the amount donated so we really need to raise money to use this grant to the fullest!
We are so excited to see God answering our prayers and working out all the details of our adoption. Everything has gone so smoothly so far...little too slowly for me :) but smoothly.
God is great!