That’s right, it’s official! This….

is at our agency ready to be checked by the checkers (official title, I’m sure!), couriered to the State Department and Ethiopian Embassy. It will then be shipped away to ETHIOPIA next Friday, August 26th if all goes according to our prayers. If all is successful and no changes need to be made, our DTE date (our Dossier To Ethiopia date) will be 8-26-11. The purpose of this specification is for calculating our wait time and being placed on an “unofficial waiting list”.

The ramifications of this is H-U-G-E! This means that we no longer have to gather a whole bunch of documents (or paper-chase as it is called in adoption-world lingo), AND  the most AMAZING part of it….GOD has provided us with over $13,000 this past year! That is UNBELIEVABLE considering the $250 application fee was overwhelming to us as Travis teaches, works a part time job, and I’ve just been a full-time Master’s student. Ummmmm….. it’s been INCREDIBLE and we are just completely humbled by God and how He has used so many people in our lives to help us get to where we are (not to mention He used quite a few sock monkeys and crocheted items as well) 🙂

All praise to Himwho is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” Ephesians 3:20