Thursday, January 24, 2008

Some Pretty Big News!!

We received an email from our family coordinator...yes, the one we weren't expecting until tomorrow!



Our dossier will be going to Ethiopia tomorrow! Whoo hoo!! We will get the tracking number tomorrow and track that thing all the way there! And.....



Our dossier number is......drum roll, please..... #58! Yes, #58! What does this mean?

Well, a few things:



1. Overall, we are the 58th family in the AW Ethiopia program to submit their dossier to Ethiopia. However, already, 17 families have received referrals for their children, so really, we are the 41st family, overall, waiting for their referral!



2. According to our coordinator, we are looking at a time frame of 5-7 months waiting for a referral once our dossier is in Ethiopia. We do feel that it will be closer to the 7 month mark, however, just judging from the pace of the program at this time. Once a referral is received, maybe between 1-2 months before we travel. So, could we be going to Ethiopia in August? It is possible! But it may be September or October.



3. Now all we can do is wait!!!! We are done with our part until we receive the call about our son! Well, I left something out.....we can wait AND PRAY!! And we ask that all you readers out there pray as well! Pray for the Ethiopia Courts, for our adoption agency, for the families who have already been waiting for months, and for these precious children so close to God's heart! We are truly asking God for miracles for these babies and their parents!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

GREAT NEWS KIDS!!!! WE LOVE YOU AND ARE GRATEFUL ALL THE PAPERWORK WAS ACCURATE AND IS NOW ON ITS WAY. PTL. MOM AND DAD CALDWELL

Anonymous said...

WOOOOHOOOO!!!
So happy for you!! It's a great feeling to watch your dossier fly across the world!!
CONGRATS!!

Mel
AW FAM

kristin said...

YAY! That is great news...one day closer to your baby!

shawn and tisha said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you guys!! :)
Tisha

Karen said...

YAY YAY YAY!! I'm so happy that your "DTE" day is finally here!

*karen

E said...

Yay!!! What fabulous news! This is such an exciting step!

We'll be praying for a peaceful (and reasonable) wait! Enjoy this last bit with just the two you.

I'm praying for little Caleb and can't wait to hear news of your referral!!!

Erica