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!