Tuesday, July 22, 2008

We are "EXPECTING"...and I am celebrating with a glass of wine!

Who can say that these days and still be politically correct...I can! We have just recieved confirmation (why did it take so long?...who knows? - at this point I don't even care!) that our dossier arrived safely in Ethiopia on June 30, 2008 and we are now officially "expecting" - let the count down begin! Our gestation may seem more like an elephant than a human, but at least the end is in sight :)

Just think, our beautiful babe could be somewhere across the ocean as we speak - how cool is that?

So now what...we wait (and as you have already read, we are experts at that; however, it never seems to get any easier). We hope by January/February 2009 (or maybe, if we are really lucky, an early Christmas present) that we will receive a child referral. So, we have about 6 months until referral and about another 3-6 months until travel - we are hoping to be in Ethiopia by next summer.

In the mean time, we begin the first part of the citzenship paper work for our babe.


Adam said...

Congrats!!!! I can remember how excited we were when our dossier officially arrived. Here is hoping that you get a speedy referral!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! That is fantastic news.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! This is exciting news, I am sooo happy for you guys!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats you guys! I hope the next few months fly by for you...especially for Sarah to get her little sibling!

The Warren Family said...

Yippi!! That is great news! Congrats!!!

Lorie said...

Congratulations!! It's always such joy to get one step closer!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! That is definitely an exciting step forward! Great to hear your news!

April said...

Hi Laura

I was reading you blog and saw that you were using imagine adoption. I have never heard of it and was wondering if you could give me some information.

I am also from Winnipeg and me and my husband are looking at all sorts of avenues for adoption. Seeing you have been using domestic and international you would be a good person to ask questions to.

I can be contacted at april143@hotmail.com.


rowanfamilytree said...


Now the long wait begins... since you've been through this before, I won't offer to much unsolicited advice - just a little -> find yourself a long complicated project to work on to tak your mind off things :-)

Here's to a speedy referral!

P.S. Sure you can link to that post you were asking about.