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We are going PINK- we are adopting a little girl from Ethiopia. We'll be sharing our journey to adopt our daughter!

Monday, January 31, 2011

We have a referral!!

Our family coordinator called- we were referred an adorable 18 month old girl.  She's soooo little!!  She has the sweetest smile and she looks cuddly.  We cannot wait to meet her, hold her, kiss her chubby cheeks!
We can't show you pictures until a successful court date so for now imagine Henry's body type with a cute girly face. 
So what's next?
  • our agency to obtain/prepare our documents for court
  • The Ethiopian court to accept our paperwork
  • get a court date
  • fly to Ethiopia to meet our daughter and go to court
  • Fly home
  • Our agency to submit paperwork to the US Embassy
  • US Embassy to perform an investigation and release a VISA
  • Fly back to Ethiopia to pick up our daughter.
We don't have a time table yet. It could be weeks before our documents are submitted to court.

There are a lot of things to pray for- finances, paperwork, the boys and our daughter's adjustment and so much more.

We are very excited to see our daughter's face!!


Rebekah said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting! Can't wait to see pictures this weekend!

The Stagers said...

WOW!!!! So excited to hear this news!!! Congratulations! We will be praying as the process progress! lots of love for your family and your little girl!

Christina said...

yea!! Congratulations! I have heard AWAA say to expect your referral to be on the older side of your requested age range, but I saw from the DTE list that its the opposite for you guys. I guess it really IS all in God's hands huh? :)

- Christina

Carpenters said...


I am so happy for you all! Congratulations! I bet you all are over the moon today. Praying that she'll be in your arms soon.

With Love,

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KLT said...

What a special day!!!

Karen said...

Candy and Rob (and Igor and Henry) - So happy to finally hear this wonderful news! The Wistroms are celebrating with you today! with love, Karen Wistrom

The Davidsons said...

Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you guys and look forward to the day you can share that sweet picture!