Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children
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Thursday, June 12, 2008

What happens next?

Now that we have passed court in Ethiopia, we are really, really eager to go to Africa! Here is what I know:

Our agency's facilitator in Ethiopia obtains the adoption decree, gets it translated (to English, I presume?) and requests a new birth certificate (from Ethiopia, I presume?). These steps usually take around two weeks---although, it can take up to three weeks.

Once these items are completed, we are scheduled for an appointment at the U.S. embassy. The appointments are always on Wednesdays. We expect to know our embassy date three to four weeks before we travel.

So. Our embassy date could be July 16 or July 23. (I guess it could also be July 30. But we're praying for those earlier dates!) We travel to Ethiopia several days before the embassy date. And if we can work it out to take that little detour to Italy, then we'll go there several days before we go to Ethiopia.

The bottom line is this: We could be on our way in four or five weeks. Yippee!

1 comment:

sunnyflower said...

YAY! So excited!!!!