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Another Update!

Are you guys tired of all the updates yet?

I first want to say thank you to those who have left comments or sent emails offering your support and encouragement and to all who have offered up prayers on our behalf. THANK YOU!

I cannot tell you how much the support from others in the adoption community has meant to our family. We are so incredibly blessed to to be on this journey with you and to have had the opportunity to follow your journeys as we build our families through adoption. You have inspired us, guided us, and taught us so much. THANK YOU!

So, here's where we stand in terms of Evie's visa situation.

The congressman confirmed that the I-600A was posted to the Embassy database. We will call the Embassy late Monday night (Tues morning in ETH) to see if it's there. If it's not, the congressman's office will contact the Embassy directly to try to sort it out. They were very confident that it would be resolved by our Embassy date on Feb 22nd. Our agency director seemed fine with us traveling given that we appear to be close to resolving this.

We are planning to leave on Tuesday as scheduled. We are hoping and praying that we will receive confirmation on Monday night that our approval is indeed there. It would be really great to not have to deal with this mess while in country.

We're feeling optimistic that this will all work out.


  1. Sounds like it will work out perfectly! What a blessing to have a congressman who works hard and fights for you. I can't wait to hear about your trip!

  2. No, no, no. We are NOT tired of updates. Keep 'em coming! are on your way!

  3. Never too many updates.....I cannot believe it is so close, and I will be PRAYING that this whole mess will be sorted out before you leave!!! WOO HOO!!!

  4. Yay! I am so happy for you guys! Not that you wouldn't have traveled anyway. But, now you can do it with a bit more confidence! So excited!!!

  5. Yeah!!!! PTL!!!

    It does sound like things will work out just fine. Kuddos to your congressman for stepping up with this situation;-).

    Praying I hear that sigh of relief on Monday night all the way up here in NE!


  6. Keep the updates coming!!
    So happy everything looks like it should be cleared up. I am praying for all of you for this coming week, I can not wait to hear how everything goes (and see loads of pictures of course!) :)

  7. OMG!!!That is sooo cool!
    So excited for you!
    Can you believe you are finally doing this?!?!?
    I think I may here THE ALAMO calling in the near future;)

  8. Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow, you're only a day away!!!!! :)

    SO excited, and hope to hear today that all is set and you can go worry-free to Ethiopia! You WILL be posting while you are gone, right????


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