Our Journey, so far...

June 8, 2008 - Submitted Application to Children's Hope International (CHI)
June 27, 2008 - Application Approved
August 14, 2008 - Submitted Home Study Documentation
September 12, 2008 - 1st Home Study Appointment
September 17, 2008 - 2nd Home Study Appointment
October 9, 2008 - Submitted Immigration Application
November 13, 2008 - Submitted Dossier to CHI
November 19, 2008 - CHI Forwarded Dossier to US
December 8, 2008 - Officially a "Waiting Family"
September 25, 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia
November 16, 2009 - Referral of Little Man Haney!!!
December 16, 2009 - Court Date Scheduled (1/4/10)
January 4, 2010 - Adoption Approved by Ethiopian Federal Courts - Officially a Family of Three!

February 12, 2010 - Leaving on a Jet Plane!!!
February 15, 2010 - Forever in our arms!
February 21, 2010 - A family of three, home at last!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

More Waiting

Erin here...

Wow, I never realized how hard the wait would be. Since we started the adoption process (June 2008) it seems like we never do anything, it's just so boring... I wish we had something to keep us occupied and take our minds off the endless wait.

.............Gatherings with Friends - June '08............................Orcas - July '08










A Night Out w/friends - July '08 .....Camping - Aug. '08 .......Vegas - Sept. '08


................Football Season ...................

Ben hid all the really good pictures from last football season... you know the ones that are all GREEN & YELLOW, and the ones from Civil War - GO DUCKS!!!!


Wine Tasting - Sept '08.....................Grape Stomp - Sept '08


................Halloween........................... Winter Snow Storm - Dec '08



.........................................Christmas..............................................

Nikki & Auntie Erin..........................Ryan, Megan, Uncle Ben & Nikki

.....................Missy & Andy's New Years Rockn' Eve..........................

...........................Yurting - Jan '09............................

The Expecting Couple at a football party - Jan '09


.........................Seafood & Wine Festival - Feb '09..........................

...................Yurting with Friends - April '09......................