We are THRILLED to announce that we have accepted a referral for a sibling set of . . . . .
You read that right. And yes, we are thrilled. Did I mention that already?
We are scrambling about updating our homestudy (as luck would have it, all of the documents from our first homestudy are soon to expire), updating our I-171 and fingerprints and praying for a speedy court date. Ethiopian courts close soon for their rainy season, so the best we can hope for is probably sometime in late September or early October. If that is the case, then hopefully an embassy date will come a few weeks after that and we will have these kiddos home by Thanksgiving or Christmas at the latest.
We would really appreciate your prayers for smooth paperwork updates, an efficient court process in Ethiopia and especially for the hearts of these little ones. While gaining a forever home is such a good thing for them, still there will be grief.
Hope you're all surviving the heat. Oh.my.goodness. I NEVER thought I'd wish for winter!!!