Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Psalm 82:3

What if there are children who will suffer somehow because I failed to obey God?
What if my cowardice costs even one child somewhere in the world his or her life?
(excerpt from The Hole in Our Gospel)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Paperwork is moving - finally

Our agency has a birth certificate for Habtamu. Yea! That means we're finally on our way to counting down the weeks to bring him home. Between each step is a week or two, so I guess we're just waiting for our little adventure to unfold one day at a time like everyone else.
9ish more steps to go:
4 ish more steps to go:
3 ish more steps to go: 
2ish more steps to go:

1) Birth Certificate - check
2) Authentication - check
3) Approval Letter & Passport - check
4) Application to Embassy Dr. - check
5) Dr. Examination - check 
6) Dr.'s Letter - check
7) Translation - check
8) Submit to Embassy - check
9) Await for Embassy to approve or request more info.
9a) Send in additional info. if needed
10) Approval for Embassy trip (bring him home)

That's it for now. Spring break has started - and there is some fun to be had :o)


  1. I am so excited ( and a bit jealous) for you guys!!! He is a lucky boy to have a family like the Hendrens waiting for him and a lucky family to be blessed by such a handsome, kind-hearted boy:)

    1. And I love that someone comments on my blog. You're very sweet! I wish people knew that when I print this out for "him" someday, there won't be any comments to go along with it. Oh well, guess we'll have to blame Fake Book for this little "problem" (if you can call it that).