Isaiah 1.17

"Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows."

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

So where are we in the process now?

We just wrapped up our last meeting with our social worker (also did livescan fingerprinting for the THIRD time... just writing this for our memories as this probably doesn't make sense to the general reader). We should have that homestudy report soon and will be applying to USCIS (our country's immigration) to be able to bring home an orphan. We will get another fingerprinting appointment from USCIS to do yet another background check and then should receive our approval from USCIS and then send all our paperwork (our dossier) on towards Ethiopia. At that point we will be considered "DTE" or "Dossier To Ethiopia" and wait 4-6 months for a referral of a child. Our official referral age will be between 4-15 months old. At that point we would accept the referral and be ready to travel to Ethiopia as soon as 2 weeks later to attend court there and meet our son! So, this could potentially be happening this spring sometime unless we get held up at some point along the way.


  1. wow! getting so real Melissa! What a journey...thank you so much for sharing it...keep us updated:-)

  2. Wow you guys! That is so great! Spring is not too far away!:)