Family 2013

Family 2013
Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

We got IT !!!!!!!!!

YES !! We have our fingerprint appt next Wednesday woohoo !! That is awesome :) I also sent in our notarized contracts -so early next week I should receive my dossier packet. Moving forward, slowly. My sw should be done with my homestudy soon. Then everything else I will be able to do myself. So much easier when you can handle things, and NOT depend on others ya know?

I have met a couple of nice families thru blogland, who also are adopting from Ethiopia and some who actually live pretty close by ! I could not imagine adopting with all the stress involved and the research required , WITHOUT the internet ! Could you imagine? Man, I would feel so lost and alone ! While adopting from Guatemala I made MANY wonderful friends. 2 of them are my closest friends even after our adoptions were done. I found Guatemala adopting families to be so warm and supportive. I am hoping to have the same experience thru Ethiopia adoptions. So cool to journey with people who really GET what you are going thru :) Unless you have been through this adoption stuff you really do not get it ;)


God Gift From Ethiopia said...

That is so great. Which is your Homestudy Agency? I used Florida Homestudy, Sharon Bradshaw is my social worker. I love her. Our fingerprint appointment was on Tampa and we got the CIS approval on 3 weeks which is really good.

Kelly said...

I just found your blog on the Ethiopian list (we're still just researching) and was struck by how beautiful your family is! :) We have a 19mo old from Guatmala too and your little one reminds me of her.:) Beautiful family!

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