Friday, May 25, 2012

What's going on with our adoption?

Photo by Brenda
An  adoption update.  We made an official decision to pursue adoption in Ethiopia in summer of 2011.  We took care of a few loose ends and payed off some debt.  Then we officially signed up with All God's Children International adoption agency on December 31, 2011 to pursue some worthwhile debt.  For the last 3 months we have been on the home study "paper chase".  We are happy to announce that our home study is completed and sent off to our Social worker.  Whew!! This was much more involved and required more than our domestic adoption home study.  Once we receive our notarized home study we send it off to USCIS and wait for our finger printing date in LA.  After USCIS sends us our approval then we take that and put it with home-study and other documents  that make up our Dossier.  We hope to have this all completed by the end of June.  Then we wait 20 plus months for a referral of our little girl anywhere from the age of  newborn to 3 years old.'s a girl.  

Some of the paper work...
Trusting God with all our heart,
The Kohler Family