Our home study is scheduled for September 27 & October 4!!!
Our social worker hopes to have the report completed by October 7. [We're keeping our fingers crossed!]
-we can submit our I-600A application
-wait for our fingerprinting appointments
-prepare documents for our dossier
-submit our dossier
-and WAIT for our referral! [on average 8-10 months for a little boy!]
we will be...
-completing 10+ hours of online adoption education courses
-taking a parenting class [scheduled for September 15]
-getting our lives & house in order, beginning with installing a dishwasher, tonight :)
It's hard to believe it's only been a month since we decided to pursue adoption in Ethiopia.
In some respects it feels like it's been a lifetime coming. I feel like navigating this adoption process is a bit like learning a foreign language. [Exciting, frustrating, discouraging, unfamilar]
But, when things start "clicking" and the light bulb turns on....a weight is lifted and a glimmer of hope prevails.
On that note, I'm signing off, leaving you with a youtube video of "Lucy Lane's Gotcha Day"
Hooray for homecomings! ....and happy tears.