Thursday, December 22, 2011

What's Next?

Last week Justin and I traveled across the world, met our beautiful daughter,
spent time with her and fell in love,
attended court where we were told, "she is all yours."
Then we said good bye and left a part of our hearts in Ethiopia.
Of course this is the abbreviated version of our week and I will write more details of our trip soon. The question everyone asks is when do we get to bring her home. The answer is we don't really know, but we can tell you what has to happen next.

We will wait to hear that our file has been to submitted to the U.S. embassy in Ethiopia. This has been taking most families about 2 weeks, but it could be longer for us since our 2 weeks falls on New Years.

Then, we will wait for the embassy to review our case. We really don't know how long this will take.

When everything is clear with the embassy we will be given an embassy date and travel dates.

We are hoping to travel at the end of January, but it could take longer. For now, we just wait and pray. We are pretty good at that, by now. :)


  1. So excited for y'all! So fun to see you in our shirt ... all the way to Ethiopia! Can't wait for your sweet girl to be in your arms again!

  2. Praying for endurance, and your mama's heart (and Justin's papa's heart) during this time of waiting.

  3. The last picture brought tears. This works out well for our little miracle...I'm now letting her stay up late to watch The Polar Express and sleep with us tonight. Prayers that sweet Mia wii be home with her family SOON!

  4. I'm crying my eyes out reading this! Praying for your's so hard, I know in different ways.

    Thank you God for the internet and for the beautiful way it's being used with your story.

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Soon, Lord, soon!!!

  6. Praying that sweet Mia is home SOON!!!

  7. Praying for you in your wait! Can't wait to hear more!