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Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th, Happy 171H !

Hope everyone is having a great day. Thanks to all the men and women who have fought for our great nations freedom :)

We are one step closer to our baby girl. We received our 171H in the mail yesterday ! When we adopted from Guatemala we HAD to have our 171H in hand before we could accept a referral of a baby. When it did arrive it was SUPER exciting !! Ethiopia has such a long wait for referrals that I would think it is odd to NOT have your 171H in hand when your turn comes up, unless you adopt a waiting child. The 171H is the paper from the USCIS giving you permission to pursue an adoption of an international orphan. The picture is of the girls playing Dr. They used size 1 diapers.... :)


Jana said...

Awesome! Isn't great to get that thing in the mail?

Our journey said...

Yeah! Now you are OFFICIALLY ready for your little girl.


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