Monday, May 4, 2009

It a been a little bit since I updated everyone on the adoption so here is the rundown.

Our dossier is in Ethiopia and we are waiting for a court date. Just a reminder about the process from here. We receive a court date hopefully for June or July. If our case passes court the first time we move on to the next step, Immigration stuff After court she will need to go in for a physical exam at the US Embassy. Normally this would not be a big deal but they have added a new test requirement. All children are now required to have a TB test before a visa will be issued. The catch is that any child that is HIV+ is required to have a more intensive TB test which could take up to 2 months to get the test results. This is a completely unfair bias against children that are HIV+. After the test results are received we can plan to travel to pick her up.

My "to do" list is getting shorter:
1. Complete Dossier (DONE)
2. Buy a 12 passenger van
3. Buy a sets of bunk beds (DONE)
4. Try to re-arrange bedrooms again (DONE)

We are still raising money for the $10,000 in travel cost. If you would like to help with these cost follow these links to Gotcha Gift Registry or Kingdom Kids Adoption Ministry


  1. Hey Rebecca. Went to the Bluegrass Care Clinic today. Have you talked with them yet?

  2. How is the search for the van going? We are also looking for a 12 passenger and they seem hard to find. Let us know if you have any tips!