So we’re still waiting on the homestudy to come back from the courts. Other than that (and the pieces that our social worker sends with it) our dossier is all ready to go. Once we get those pieces from her we carry the whole pile down to the Secretary of State where she authenticates it. (That’s fancy speak for going through every notarized document and verifying that our notary is actually a notary, did the document properly, etc.) It’s not uncommon for them to find something that you need to redo so I’m just going to be prepared for that and go with it. I’m really hoping that our homestudy will come back sometime next week. I think the beginning of next week will be about 4 weeks.
So while I’m waiting, I did some shopping. I’ve been wary of buying B-girl any pants without being able to try stuff on. But after reading some of the adoption groups, I realized I needed to buy some pants to take with me when we go get them. They don’t wear shorts in Ethiopia – kids or adults. They also tend to dress the kids in lots of layers – despite the warm weather. So I figured now was maybe a good time to find some clearance stuff. I found some cute yoga pant/sweatshirt sets on OldNavy.com that were about $8 for each piece. Pretty good deal. Couple pairs of casual pants too.
Other than that she has a closet full of skirts, tops and dresses that I snagged at the thrift stores.
W-boy is a little easier as I think he’ll pretty much be the same size as Noah. Not that I intend to make him share all his clothes but it’ll get us by on pants until we get them home and into shorts (which they will want in Phx. in the summer).