Now, I cannot tell a lie... this was not a surprise. I had emailed immigration last week to touch base and they emailed me yesterday saying that we were approved and that they had mailed it! But, I did not want to celebrate until the letter was officially in my hands! And it is!!!!
I brought my camera to the mailbox to capture the moment, thinking the letter would most likely be there.
Jude opens the mailbox... the suspense is building. Da Da DA!!!
Could it be?!
Party in the stroller!! Woo Hoo!
So where do we go from here? Well, we plan to get everything notarized on Monday and afterward drive to the Secretary of State's Office and get everything certified. Our dossier is then ready to be mailed to our agency, Adoption Avenues. They have to sign an agreement, have it notarized and certified at their Sec of State. Our dossier is complete. Next, it's off to be authenticated. My understanding is that takes about 2 weeks. After that, it will finally be on its way to Ethiopia!