Thursday, April 12, 2012

So close now

Yesterday we received this email from the U.S. embassy in Addis:
"This office is ready to schedule an interview for the I-600 petition filed on behalf of [..]."
Which means our case cleared the embassy.
Which means the rest is a formality, a chance for us to appear at the embassy and express any concerns about our adoption process.
Which means we can go pick up lijochachin, our children.
We don't have an embassy appointment yet. We have reserved plane tickets based on our best guess for when the appointment will be, and we are waiting for the go-ahead from WHFC to confirm them.
I have a million things to do. I am able to do some of them. I finished clearing the weeds out of the garden today, because I don't want our kids to think we're bad farmers. I did some of the enormous amount of work left to do in the house. I did a lot of sitting and staring into space. Because that needed to be done, too.
Lijochachin. Innime'tallen!


  1. Congratulations! We got the notice, too. Maybe we'll be travelling around the same time :)

  2. Congrats! So wonderful!! (so glad you won't look like bad farmers. this cracked me up)

  3. Yay!!!!
    Finally!!! I am SO happy for you guys!!!
    And hoping we will see eachother in Addis! Woo-hoo!!

  4. wonderful news! Loved the farmer comment! I cannot wait to see pictures and hear about your trip!

  5. Good call. How shamed would these new children be should they discover their parents are poor farmers ;)

    Many, many congratulations!!!

  6. Love the weed pulling. I steam-cleaned our couches right before we went to get our kiddos. I can't wait for you four to begin the next page in your journey!

  7. Whoo hoooo!!!! Congrats. I'm so excited for you.

  8. Congratulations! Can't wait to hear about your trip.