Monday, June 2, 2008

Adoption update (well non-update, really)

We have had our dossier ready for a few weeks now with the exception of our homestudy and our 171H (we need our homestudy before we can apply for this form). We thought we would have our homestudy at the beginning of May, but it hasn't happened yet. I did get confirmation that it was mailed from Ft. Worth last week so it should be here any day, God willing. I think I only made about 10 trips to the mailbox today, I am trying to be patient :o)

We got an email from our agency today informing us that the MOWA (the Ministry of Women’s Affairs) is conducting an investigation at one of the five orphanages that our agency works with in Ethiopia. I pray that the investigation goes well and that there isn't any irregularities.

Here is a quote from our agency as to why the orphanage is being investigated:

It is our understanding that the Ethiopian government is investigating the orphanage in order to promote and conduct ethical adoptions. International adoption can be very unpredictable and at times the government can begin to conduct investigations that we are obliged to comply and be patient with. Our understanding is that the investigation is about the orphanage and does not distinguish between specific types of cases (for example, relinquishment, abandonment, or both parents are deceased).

On a much lighter note, a HUGE congratulations to my fellow Vietmoms in their I-600 approval and impending travel to pick up their sons, Liam and Sam (who is from the same province (Ninh Thuan) as Le Le!). Sam's family has been waiting since SEPTEMBER for travel approval!

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