Thursday, January 3, 2013


   As I stated in my last post, we had to wait until our baby boy's HIV results came back to accept our referral. On December 12, our case worker said that the results should back on December 28. I sent her an e-mail on the 28 and she said the results were not in. Since it with New Year's Eve/New Year's Day on Monday and Tuesday we had to wait until Wednesday to contact her again. Yesterday I sent her an e-mail and she said the results were still not in and that she was going to ask them (people in Ethiopia) for the results again.
   Today I was in a pretty bad mood because I wanted to hear that he was officially our son. I sent our case worker another e-mail asking if she received the results today and then I tried to keep my mind off of our adoption. About an hour later Jeremiah (who had been checking my e-mail throughout the day with anticipation of receiving this news too!) called me and said, "Check your e-mail." I quickly got on the computer and saw that Alicia said, "The HIV results are in and everything looks great. Here are the labs." I immediately started sobbing. Finally....we know that he is OUR BOY!!! That obviously put me in a great mood.
    It was another fun day of e-mailing friends and family and posting our video on Facebook. When Jeremiah came home we rushed to the bank to have them wire our money ($10,030 to be exact!) to Children's House. We got there at 4:55p.m. and the bank closed at 5:00p.m. Then we rushed to fax our acceptance form to our case worker. She was surprised that we sent our form in so quickly.
 We don't have really know anything else. We know that our files will be translated and submitted to court soon. Then we have to wait for the first court date (when either the birth parent or police officer shows up). After the judge declares that our son is an orphan we will be assigned a court date. This will probably take a few months. We are praying for a speedy court date (please pray with us!).
    We ended our night with a dinner out to celebrate! We will keep you updated as we hear updates. Please pray for speedy court dates and that everything goes smoothly (and quickly!). Our baby boy will turn one on March 13 and we would LOVE to meet him before his birthday. Thank you for your prayers, support, and encouragement.

 *Jeremiah and I faxing our Child Acceptance Form to CHI.

*Jeremiah, Olivia, and I right after we sent our referral acceptance.

*Celebrating with a special treat!

1 comment:

  1. Huge congratulations to you-what an exciting time! (from another CHI family)