Meidyn's Journey Home

This is the journey, from beginning to end, of how we got our daughter home. We have not met her, she may not even be born... but she's already found a way into our hearts.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Dossier to CHI!

Our paper work is complete and on its way! On February 22nd it was sent out to be authenticated, which can take up to 2 weeks and then off to Ethiopia it goes. In the meantime we just received an email stating their are 26 families ahead of us. It's a whole lot better than our place in line with China so I'll take it. The longest any family has waited so far, with CHI, is 5 1/2 months so hopefully we will travel by the end of this year. That still seems so far away but I think that is the most logical time frame. Ethiopia's court system shuts down for a couple months every year and unfortunately we will likely be caught in the middle of that. Of course, I may be surprised and get a call in a month that a beautiful baby girl is waiting for us!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Please, Please, Please let me be done

For those of you who are keeping up we have been working on our dossier since December. I finally think it is finished and have sent it to our agency to be reviewed, sent to be authorized etc, etc. This can take up to 3 weeks and then hopefully we will officially be waiting.......again. They are estimating our referral to be within 3-9 months and I've agreed to meet them half way. I will wait 6 months at the most and then I'm packing my bags and I'm going to Ethiopia to get my baby. If I sound impatient please keep in mind that we have been waiting for baby since 2005 and I'm really done waiting. I have watched both of my sisters get pregnant and deliver 2 new babies in the amount of time I have gathered paperwork for 2 separate dossiers and waited over 14 months. Our son keeps saying that first his baby sister was coming home when he was3, then 4 and now 5 years old. He is expecting her on his 5th birthday. So I'm shooting for June 13th or sooner!!!

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