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Our journey across the world to weave a family.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Melkam Genna Everyone!
We had an amazing (early) Genna celebration with some great friends on Sunday. I'll try and post pics soon!
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Adopting one child won't change the world; but for that child, the world will change.
July 31 2010 - Received 171H
July 15 2010 - CIS Fingerprinting
June 21 2010 - Dossier Approved
June 10 2010 - Received Referral!!!!!!!
June 04 2010 - Approved and notarized home study received
May 28 2010 - Home study visit
March 31 2010 - Joined Holt's Waiting Child Program
March 16 2010 - OR State Fingerprinting Approved
March 04 2010 - Completed received home study materials
February 22 2010 - OR State Fingerprinting
February 13 2010 - Received home study materials
February 12 2010 - Application approved!!!
February 02 2010 - Submitted application to Holt
African Adoption Info
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Ethica - An Independent Voice for Ethical Adoption
ETHIO - Ethiopian Related news & Information
Ethiopia Reads Organization
Gemini Action International
Holt International (Our agency)
Kambata Development Network
The Global Fund
UNICEF - Unite Against AIDS
US Dept. of State
Holt Ethiopia Family Blogs
Shana & David
Mike and Magan Byrd
Matt and Dawna Prostak
Chris & Christina
Christa & Lynn
With these hands
Waiting to Welcome
Jon & Liz
Sutt 'n Buckley
I will pull this blog over
Time Well Spent
The Coy Pond
Waiting for Caleb
Czarnecki Family Blog
Twin ( and triplet ) Blogs
Matt & Stephanie
Gay Dads w/Twins
Crazy Cruz House
Adventures in Chaos
Other Adoption Blogs I Stalk, Um, I Mean Read
A Day at the Beauchamps
Adventures of Figlette
Born at the Right Time
Drew & Carey
Ethiopia or Bust
Fairy Good baby
Finding Baby G
Heart in Africa
Ignore the Crazy
Johnson-McCormick Family Blog
Journey to Addis
Journey to Baby Baker
Journey to Motherhood
Kevin & Stacy: Our Ethiopian Adoption Journey
Life in the Bend
Little Silvestri Boy
Selah at last
The Long Way Home
The Road to Our Own
Winter in Ethiopia
You better make it a double
Nur & Dur's Adoption Timeline
January 28-February 13 2009 - Travel
January 13 2009 - Court date (PASSED)
January 01 2009 - 1st/Incorrect court date
September 05 2008 - Received a referral for twin boys!!!!!!!!
April 22 2008 - Received I-171H
March 28 2008 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia
March 11 2008 - Dossier authenticated
March 11 2008 - CIS Fingerprinting
January 31 2008 - Dossier submitted
January 26 2008 - Approved and notarized home study received
January 14 2008 - Final home study visit (@ Our home)
January 07 2008 - First home study visit (@ Holt)
December 10 2007 - Completed received home study materials
December 7 & 8 2007 - "Parents in Process" (Adoption Preparation Classes)
December 05 2007 - Mailed I600A
October 25 2007 - Received home study materials
October 24 2007 - Application approved!!!
October 23 2007 - Submitted application to Holt
October 12 2007- Decided to start process earlier than January!!
September 21 2007 - Chose Holt as our adoption agency
August 04 2007 - Losing my mind waiting for January to come!
June 07 2007 - Decided to start adoption paperwork in January 2008
April 19 2007 - Attended 1st Adoption Information Seminar
We leave in 3 days!!!!
We have our embassy appointment!
WE PASSED COURT PEOPLES!!!!!!!!!
Melkam Genna Everyone!
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Nunya, adidoe, asi metunee o.
Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it.
- Akan and Ewe Proverb