Sunday, 22 March 2009

Getting prepared

I've got most things packed in my suitcase now!! I need to go out and get a couple of passport photos tomorrow, so that I can get my Visa when I get to Bole International Airport and I think that's about it!!! I can't believe how little there is in my suitcase, perhaps there are advantages to travelling without my teenage daughters lol. And quite a lot of the room is taken up with things I am taking to the orphanage, so there should be LOTS of room to fit souvenirs in on the way back :-) I am looking forward to bringing home genuine Ethiopian things to decorate the house with. I've been tempted by things I've seen on Ebay, but I want to buy the genuine articles from Ethiopia. I'd like to get Ethiopian music CDs too and have been trying to note down names of traditional style and modern style musicians.

Yesterday me and Little Prince made a countdown calender. I wrote the dates I will be away on each piece of paper, then Little Prince cut out a picture from a catalogue or magazine to remind him of what he would be doing that day and stuck it to the relevant day. I then stapled the pieces together to make a booklet. Little Prince is going to pull one page off each day, so that he knows how long it will be until Mummy comes home. And today we are going to make a paperchain to also countdown the days.

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25th May 2009 - See New Child again & Court Date

23rd May 2009 - Fly back to Ethiopia

26th March 2009 - Fly to Ethiopia :-)

3rd March 2009 - Dossier Arrived at Orphanage

26th February 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia

22nd December 2008 - Dossier back at DCSF

28th November 2008 - Certificate of Eligibility ISSUED

6th October 2008 - PASSED Approval Panel

7th July 2008 - Homestudy Update Started

28th Feb 2008 - Told LA we wished to change country


Formally withdrew from the China Adoption Programme 17th July 2008

LID (Logged in Date) with CCAA 16th August 2007

Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

Homestudy started 6th June 2006

First Contact with our LA 1st Jan 2006