Thursday, August 27, 2009

East Tennessee Ethiopian Connection

We were excited this weekend when the Knoxville New Sentinel ran an article on the Hamilton family and their recent adoption of three children from Ethiopia. We then learned of an East Tennessee Ethiopian Adoption Yahoo Group that connects families from the area that have adopted or are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia. We joined the group and are already starting to connect with some of the families! This is such a blessing, as many of the families have used the same agency, AWAA, as we are and can give us a detailed and accurate picture of the road ahead of us. I hope to begin adding their blogs to my blog roll.

We are still waiting on approval from the USCIS so that we can send in our dossier. We just sent in a document they requested for clarification on some information, so at least we know they are looking at our application. We are trusting the Lord's timing and that he will continue to provide the $7000 dollars we need to send in with our dossier sometime in the next month or so. Our Heavenly Father has provided $1500 of it in the last week and we trust the rest is coming soon.

Nathan's sister Ashley is getting married next weekend and all of us except Bryan are in the wedding. Nathan is officiating. I am a bridesmaid. Kendra is the flower girl, and Carson is the ring bearer! We are all busy preparing for this exciting time and will post pictures after the great event.

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