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?