Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ethiopian Planner

Earlier this week, Chris and I received our adoption planner! This is a huge part of the adoption process. It is a great tool; however, it reminds us how much we have to do in order to move to the next step. We want to get it done in a timely manner, yet the next step will be to wait. It is is like hurry up and wait. I think that will be a common theme for us for the next couple of months.

Last night we printed the planner and had all the pages spread all over our living room floor. We tried to organize it so we can start getting things completed. For example, for the dossier we have to have everything notarized. When I say everything, it is no joke. We have to go to the doctor for an exam and we will need four copies of the report for both of us. The doctor has to sign everything (it can't b e a stamp) and it has to be done in front of a notary. We are going to bring our own notary (thanks Syd for volunteering to help us out). I never thought we would have to ask a friend to accompany us to the doctor's office. It is amazing how willing people have been to help us out. We really appreciate it and it does not go unnoticed.

For work, Audra (the girl that works with me) and I attended a career fair and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaigne today. It is an impressive school and we are spending the night because we are going to be interviewing some students tomorrow. I really enjoy this part of the job. It is always nice to get out of the office for a different change of pace.

Please start praying for our little angel in Africa. Even though we have no idea who our child is at this point, God does. Isn't that amazing? Everytime I think about it, I get the chills. Our child might be born tomorrow and God already knows that the baby will be in our family. Although this path is not commonly traveled, we are already finding a deep love for our child in our hearts. God is so good!


Kevin said...

i love hearing about this process. i'm sure there is so much work that you guys have to do, but it will definitely be worth it in the long run. we definitely are serious about corn hole sets. do you guys do any painting or anything like that? i'd pay extra if you were able to do a chicago bears theme :-) peace and prayers!!

Jess said...

How exciting! It sounds like a lot of steps, but it will lead you to that amazing child!!! I am so excited! Love ya!