We are so excited to share our Ethiopian adoption adventure, and our CRAZY lives with all of you! Our hope is that it will encourage you to step out in faith to do what God has called you to do! There are FIELDS of fatherless children waiting for someone to care for them, to love them, to tell them of JESUS' love for them...will YOU be the one??

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Quick Adoption Update

Well after WAY TOO LONG getting it finished, our dossier is FINALLY off to our agency, and thanks to our handy-dandy adoption refund, our I600A is sent as well! WOO-HOO!!

Unfortunately, due to other circumstances, said refund has dwindled down drastically! Bummer. But have no fear, the Lord will provide through this, that, and whatever way He pleases...

So, now if there are no issues with our dossier it will be sent off for authentication, then on to Ethiopia. So, praying for a "thumbs-up" with the dossier and a quick fingerprint appt. for the I600A. Also, if any of you in Ohio(ahem..VALERIE RIEBEN)have been able to WALK IN for the appt., instead of waiting for the actual fingerprint appt. DATE, let me know!:)

Thanks to all those who donated for the puzzle fundraiser even though it totally bombed overall...you are truly a blessing! Maybe I'll keep that one going....we'll see.

What else??? Hmmmmm, oh I know! We'll be celebrating TWO little four-year olds' birthdays on Monday, so stay tuned for pics and hopefully video of Ava's first birthday with us...all she really understands is the "presents" part, but she's ready;)!

Coming up.....a post on Post Adoption Depression...IT'S REAL my friends, trust me!


  1. Renae,

    We're in Ohio, too, and have walked in for fingerprinting prior to the official appointments twice at the USCIS Cincinnati office. We were given a hard time once, but they allowed us to go ahead both times. You may have to wait in line behind the folks with actual appointments, but it's never been crowded there in the AM. My neighbors who have adopted three times also always go to our local USCIS office prior to their scheduled biometrics appointments and were never denied.

    Hope this helps.

  2. So excited to find your blog. We're preparing to visit our 4-year-old in Bulgaria this month. Hoping to bring him home in the fall. We've also looked into adopting from Africa next. I love that you are one step ahead of us! Please keep sharing your stories! :)