Working on our Dossier
This weekend we pulled out all of the paperwork for our dossier and divided it into piles. One pile included several forms, certificates and statements we need to take to the bank to have notarized. Another pile was for letters I need to type up and send to people to sign and have notarized, like reference letters, employer letters, etc. Another pile was for the harder things like a letter to the Secretary of State, getting a letter of clearance from the local police department on letterhead and notarized stating that we have no criminal records, and medical clearance letters for both us. We also need to get 8 passport photos for each of us.

So, this week we are really trying to get all of this done. Please pray for the hardest things in that last pile. We really need God to go before us and show us what steps to take to help things happen quickly. We want to get all of this done by July 15th so we can get it to Ethiopia before the courts close in August but that may be hopeful (even unrealistic) thinking. But with God all things are possible! And if it has to wait, we will trust God's timing to be perfect!

Thanks for praying and cheering us on!


Blogger Digging for Pearls said...

I will be praying that you are able to get everything accomplished. I remember when my brother and his wife were in the same situation when they adopted their daughter from Ethiopia almost two years ago. They were able to get her in November.


Blogger Amy L Brooke said...

Praying that God will mutiply your time and energy in all this!

Blogger Mari said...

Praying for you and your family Renee. May God walk before you in the journey.


Blogger healinggrace said...

I am new to your blog, so I don't know the full story of your adoption. I have a few questions:
1. Why adopt from Ethiopia and not from the U.S.?
2. How much has this process cost you?
I ask these questions because my husband and I might adopt some day.

Remember at all times that God knows best--He always has HIS reasons. We see a small piece of the puzzle, He sees the whole picture.

Thank you for your wonderful blogs.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying that you got everything done! Let us know how everything is going when you have time. :0) I am in the China process and I love following along others on their adoption journies.


Blogger Jill said...


I just posted on your other blog. Your story is beautiful! I'm blessed to have read it and now to pray along side your family.

Your sons are precious and I love their enthusiasm for their new sibling!

May you see all the blessings God has in store for your family as you begin this amazing journey of faith to adopt His children!

In His amazing grace,

Blogger Christy said...

Hi Renee,
Great hearing back from you. I hope you and your family had a good vacation. I am sure that you are very busy... but thanks for checkin' out my blog. Yeah, zach was still in the belly when I saw you last... I can't believe that! It has gone by so fast. Do keep in touch .
Be blessed,

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