So there were some good posts flying around today on the Hope Adoption board that gives a pretty clear view of the ESTIMATED timelines for our process from here on out. So I thought I would recap them. As of yesterday afternoon our paperwork is on it’s way from Washington State to Washington, DC where The Assistant Stork will do her thing.
Arrive Assistant Stork – Dossier Arrival in ET = 10 days
Arrival in ET – translation and file for court date = 2 weeks
Assign court date – actual court date = 4 weeks (At this point they are legally ours.)
Court date – travel/embassy appt. = 4 weeks
If (and I realize that’s a big IF) all goes according to schedule that means we would be traveling somewhere around July 28th (updated on 5/1 now that dossier is at Assistant Stork). That’s like 12 weeks away. YEAH!!!! It suddenly seems very close.
Please continue to pray that the paperwork process will go smoothly. We have a friend whose dossier took a little side trip through Paris on it’s way to Ethiopia 🙂 We are praying for no delays. Okay, well a one week delay would be okay because that would mean that MeeMaw and Pa would be back from England (where Mark’s sister will be having her first baby).
Either way I am extremely excited!