We Are Officially on the Waiting List!
Wow! What a day! I literally just posted that our I-171H came in the mail, and about 30 seconds later I checked my email and got a very special message saying our dossier was sent to Ethiopia today via Fed Ex and we are officially on the waiting list for baby Oren! Wow! I can't tell you how anxious I have been to hear this news! I can't tell you how many times I've driven home from work with tears in my eyes, just hoping today would be the day we got the news that we're on the list! Even though it's been only 2 months, 2 weeks, and 6 days since we started this process it feels like it's been a lot longer (and we have much longer to go!). The past two months we have been on psycho mode doing homestudy visits, doctor visits, filling out forms, getting fingerprinted, getting references, putting our life story on paper, having a home visit, getting our water tested, writing a will, filling out financial sheets, getting lab work done, and signing our name about a hundred times, and writing some very large checks! That entire packet of stuff called the dossier is now on its way to Ethiopia! We are another step closer to bringing our son home! WHAT A DAY THIS HAS BEEN!!!