Monday, August 17, 2009

We finished it!

Not everything OF COURSE! But we finished the home study questionnaire and collected many documents and scanned them all to email them...I'm now working on how to get our criminal checks and child abuse checks done...then it's on to fingerprinting, etc. Neverending!!

It also looks like Jared and I will probably have to take a pre-adoption trip to Ethiopia. We were hoping to avoid this given the difficulty with child care, but the visa that would allow us to return to Italy within 30 days time with our daughter as an AMERICAN citizen and not an ETHIOPIAN citizen requires that we spend time with our child BEFORE the adoption actually takes place. I don't know when or how, but we need to do all that we can to secure this type of visa for her or we are looking at a very lengthy re-adoption process in the States.

It's all very involved and rather confusing. I love our social worker and coordinator...these women never complain at my inbox-filling ways.

Please be praying that details will fall into place with this second-trip-thing.


Becky said...

Congratulations on completing what I'm sure was a massive amount of work! Now we're praying about the special visa needed. The Lord will guide you to figure out what needs to be done, with His special attention also given to the current Motley bambinos. We're excited!

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