Monday, February 7, 2011

Homestudy. Officially. D.O.N.E.

Got a call from our social worker today and after much review and editing, our home study is officially done.


And notarized.

And sitting at her office for me to pick up tomorrow.

What a glorious day.

Now we can finally submit our Abba Fund application after more than a month's delay. I surely didn't think it would take until almost mid-February to have our home study complete. But alas, it did. So is adoption. Not my timeframe, that's for sure. But isn't this a great lesson for me? It always is. (You may remember that my goal was to have it done by Christmas. That just makes me chuckle now).

We will now be working more with our placement agency (Wide Horizons) to complete our dossier (a file containing every bit of our life's history and many, many legal and notarized documents and much work in regard to immigration issues). This will probably take a couple of months (back to work we go!) and then it will be sent off to Ethiopia. On through their government and court system. Then on to identifying our children. Perhaps we'll receive a referral (children referred to us to be adopted) in the late spring or early summer?

Will keep you posted.


  1. Heather- I am glad your homestudy is complete and you are on to the next step!! I am also glad that you have chosen a country. I have a friend in NC who has a little boy adopted from Ethiopia. Her blog is if you are interested. I knew her in TN. She also has a little boy from Russia who is just a couple of months older than Sophie. They are a precious family.

  2. Heather- I'm so impress and inspired by your journey (so far)! I will keep you and your family in my prayers. What a blessing you will be to two well deserving children.

  3. Yup-you'll find through this process that if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans!!



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