Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Adoption News

We were up bright and early to be fingerprinted today, finally. This is the last piece to go into our foreign dossier. Anyone who thinks the paperwork second time round might be easier is mistaken. For us, at least, it was just as complicated and time-consuming. We're so glad it's nearly done. That is, assuming my prints turn out okay; apparently, my prints are wearing down. The guy taking my prints had a lot of trouble getting good copies. We're keeping our fingers crossed that I don't have to be called back in.

Also, we have decided on a date and place for the Ethiopian Diaspora-Ethiopian Adoptive Families gathering! Mark your calendars for March 20th. If you'd like to receive an invitation and haven't sent me your email address, go ahead and write me at ourownrooney at gmail dot com so I can add you to the evite. We're working out a couple of details now; the evites should be going out soon.

Completely unrelated to anything with this adoption: I found a set of photos I took in Croatia in 2002 and have been reminiscing about a time that feels like a lifetime away. Did that trip really happen? Is that really me?





5 comments:

Evelyn said...

Glad you are getting the paperwork out of the way! I have mental pictures like the one you posted in my head - even though I've only been a mom for 6 weeks, I think, "I really had all that freedom?" I love the picture, by the way!

Leslie said...

Congrats on getting your dossier done!

Looking forward to the March 20th meeting.

Eastiopians said...

Congrats! and I hope your prints are great too! and Very cool pic...oh how I long to travel like that again someday.

stephanie said...

I agree about the paperwork and would add frustrating because of having to redo everything. Congrats on being done!

LOVE the photo. Where's the book?

coffeemom said...

Thanks for this update...you've been on my mind lately for just all this....a nd I've been meaning to email but life (putting out mini fires, so to speak) has just kept getting in the way. Thinking about you, and you stay in my prayers.

What a pic!! priceless....