A few weeks ago, we reached a major milestone in the adoption process. We were finally able to gather up all of the paperwork required for the adoption paperchase! WooHoo!
As soon as we got the final document notarized, we visited the good people at Kinko’s…I mean…FedEx Office to get that puppy out of our hands and on its way to Ethiopia. So now our life-story and supporting documents are in the hands of the adoption agency. After everything is double-checked and translated into Amharic, it will be shipped to Addis Ababa and the Ethiopian Courts will finally have the opportunity to tell us that yes, Little Girl is, in fact, ours!
In the words of a certain Dark Lord of the Sith, “This will be a day long remembered…” I didn’t realize how stressful the paperchase really is until I actually started down that road. But when we left Kinko’s…I mean…FedEx Office, I felt this tremendous weight lifted off my shoulders (very similar to my experience described here). The paperchase is over!!!
God has provided in remarkable (and unexpected) ways during this process already! But is that really a surprise? We serve a remarkable God. So why should we expect anything less from Him during all of this?
So now we wait (again). But there’s still lots to do during the waiting this time. Soon, you’ll have an opportunity to share in the process as we continue to prepare our home and our hearts for this beautiful girl who has already captured our affection and our imagination.