"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Update on our case from the embassy~

Update on our case from embassy-praying we hear soon!  They should tell us soon if they are requesting a birth family interview and from what I understand like over 90% of cases are! Would love to be over there or home for Haile's 13 BD on July 30th! So, this is how we understand that it works-very different from when we did Seble's adoption.  The embassy will email us with the request for the birth family interview and then they will tell us what date that is.  We know that unless they need further information, they can clear us with in mere hours of this interview to come get our kids.  IF they do need further information, then the case will need to be investigated and most likely that means they send everything to Nairobi, which can add months to this process.  We see no reason why they would do this, but this is an option.  However, IF they clear us and we are good to come get them, the embassy will give us three choices for an embassy interview date (we go with our kids to the US embassy in Ethiopia and they ask us a few questions and then we wait a couple days for their official clearance to leave the country and we come home).  So, the 3 choices that we have could be like 5 days from the birth family interview, or more like 1-2 weeks out.  We respond with our 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices and then they reply and give us THE DATE! 
That is what we are waiting for and just praying that they don't need anything more (except maybe a birth family interview-which is super common now) and praying they don't send our case to Nairobi! 
The kids medicals and TB testing were all great-thanks for your prayers!  We will let you know!  Here is the update from the embassy we got this morning-and above is a picture that we got last week from Ethiopia-along with an update on our kids.  They are doing good, Bete had a stomach bug along with several other kids in the orphanage, but we got word that she is well now.

"We would like to inform you the consular section completed screening for your Form I-600 petition. We will now begin the review of orphan status for the I-604, Determination on Child for Adoption. As part of this process, we may request additional information or documents as it becomes necessary throughout the I-604 process. You will receive notice when processing is complete."


  1. praying for a fast Embassy date! how exciting!

  2. Praying for you all, relief that the TB came back cleared (I worry about that test). Michelle


Our Airport Homecoming for our 2nd Adoption~

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Our Journey up to our Referral

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Seble's Referral Video

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"Although it may not always be obvious to us, there seems to be one distinct moment when God begins a new story in each of our lives. He writes words on our hearts that long to be spoken and strain to be lived out. Then with His own great hand, He begins to write the script. Experience by experience through seemingly ordinary days, He supernaturally orders our lives. Only when we look back and reflect on what appeared to have been the ordinary events of life does it become clear what a miracle the Lord has performed." Jan Beazely

LUCY LANE-AGCI-ADOPTION VIDEO! This inspired us to follow our dream!


What Adoption is About! What a Testimony! Lundy's Adoption

We Love this family and this video is inspiring!