Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Psalm 82:3

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Quote, the Mailbox, & Vacation

God does notice us, and he watches over us. 

But it is usually through another person
that he meets our needs.

Therefore, it is vital that
we serve each other.

~Spencer W. Kimball


We are about 3 weeks into waiting for the LAST thing needed for our dossier.  The USCIS approval is the only piece of paper we need to proceed, so we open the mailbox each day in hope of seeing the envelope.  Once we receive it, we need to make a trip to Grand Rapids to have the documents state-sealed.  Then we will drop off our dossier at Bethany in Holland, they will forward it to Bethany in Grand Rapids, they will send it Washington DC to be authenticated, and then off to ETHIOPIA and officially on the wait-list!  

We recently learned that Bethany Christian Services (BCS) is not currently changing the wait times for referrals.  So, we expect to wait 6-12 months to get a referral.  The big question mark comes after we get our referral.  Many changes have occurred in the Ethiopian adoption process and BCS hopes to have a better idea on wait times for court dates and Embassy appointments in the next few months. 


We were able to get away last week for a week in Florida with our good friends. We had a great time a relaxing week!  More pics to come!

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