Got an e-mail from the embassy this week; two actually. We are down to waiting for a birth relative interview before we can get Embassy approval. Hopefully we'll get that interview date tomorrow or Friday. If I have to wait another weekend...well...let's just say I don't want to wait that long!
I have a friend in Ethiopia this week and she visited Habtamu today! Said that when she was explaining to him that we were coming soon, he was SO excited and that his excitement made her cry. She also said he's TALL, so I think we'll need to re-vist what we're packing. Habtamu asked if any of his brothers and sisters were coming to pick him up (she said she didn't think so), so she and I both think he'll be WAY excited to see two of his siblings walking into the care center behind his boring parents. Can't wait for that first meeting!!!!!!!
This weekend is a holiday weekend, and I'm sure we'll do something a little special for Memorial Day. However, I have it on good authority (mine, ha!) that some serious packing will be underway, too.
We're almost there........................take a look:
) 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. - check
9a) Send in additional info. if needed - (requested an interview) Date: June 5th
10) Approval for Embassy trip (bring him home) - leaving for Addis: Soon!