Thursday, August 30, 2007

Progress Update #15

If you've read our blog lately, you know that we've been looking for our letter for our fingerprinting appointment for some time now. Twelve weeks, but who's counting?

Yesterday, I emailed USCIS/Department of Homeland Security to very delicately ask them (so not to tick them off) when our fingerprinting appointment would be since we were concerned that we hadn't received notification yet.

This morning, I had an answer complete with all of the information and paperwork that we are to bring with us to Charlotte. Our appointment is Tuesday, September 11, 2007 @ 2:30 PM which is 6 Pagumen 1999, the Ethiopian New Year's Eve and Millennium celebration! (Here is a cool site about the Ethiopian Millennium and calendar: www.ethiopianmillennium.com)

Also, today at our homeschool co-op, I met another mom whose family is adopting from Ethiopia with AWAA also! I had no idea she existed since she wasn't on the group's email loop. What a blessing that our child will have friends from his birth-country nearby!

Two families from AWAA met their children in Ethiopia this week. I love reading their blogs and am enjoying their journeys. Congratuations, Dudas and Cavitts!!

2 comments:

Carpenters said...

12 weeks! Wow! Thankfully you now have the appointment. Yay! Praise God that you've found another family that is adopting through AWAA Ethiopia. Maybe you'll even travel together. We'll be praying that the fingerprinting appointment goes well.

~Penelope

Andrea said...

So amazing not only to find another family adopting from ET, but to be in the same town AND using the same agency....another "led" step along the way. So glad your fingerprint appt. is scheduled, and what a cool time with it's meaning for the ET New Year!

Andrea (AWAA)