Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A Very Special Visit....

This past weekend my family took a mini-vacation to the Washington, DC area. While we were there, we were able to stop in at AWAA's headquarters (our adoption agency) and visit with Duni Zenaye, the Ethiopia program director. We had a great visit, and were able to discuss some important issues.

One of those issues is the increased wait time for referrals. Boy referrals will now take 7-9 months, instead of 5-7 months. This was a little difficult to hear, but given the current situations in Ethiopia, it was somewhat expected. What does this mean for us? We can now expect a referral between August-October, and hopefully will be traveling by the end of the year. More clarification should be given on this issue, along with many others during our conference call on Thursday.


Carpenters said...

Mini-vacations are great. I'm glad you were able to talk to Duni in person about some important issues. I'm sorry to hear that the wait time has been extended. We'll still be praying that it happens in God's time.

With Love,

kristin said...

That is great you got to meet Duni in person! So, she is real? ha

shawn and tisha said...

It's good that you were able to meet/talk with Duni in person. I hate to hear that the wait times have increased. I hope it will not be a permanent increase, but like Penelope said, we pray it will happen in God's perfect timing.

Danielle said...

Hi Rebecca! I hadn't visited in so long, I thought it was about time. You know, it REALLY stinks for you, but with this change in little boy referral times, we could actually travel together after all. We shall see. There were so many DTEs at the same time as us. I'm excited to hear more about your classes. The one sounds great (and challenging).