Saturday, 7 March 2009

~*~ Perfect Match ~*~

We are thrilled to let you know that today we received initial details of the child who will one day be ours :-) The child is not yet legally ours and as such we are not allowed to post any details on the internet, but PERFECTION doesn't even come close :-)

We now have to wait for full details and medical background, which will arrive early next week. Once we have these documents we can talk to our social worker and get theirs and the LA's approval to accept this child. Then our LA will tell the DCSF they approve our adoption of this child and the DCSF will send us a letter giving us permission to travel to Ethiopia. Once we have this letter Me and Baby Sis will travel to Ethiopia for about a week to start the legal processes to adopt our little one, including applying in person for a Court Hearing Date. This date is likely to be about 8 weeks (ish) in the future. The whole family (minus Drama Teen who has chosen to stay at home with Grandparents) will travel back to Ethiopia to appear at the Court Hearing and then finalise all the other legal necessities that will allow us to bring our little one home with us. We will be in Ethiopia for about three weeks for this trip, and we are very excited about seeing and experiencing a tiny slice of our future child's birth country.

Life is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good :-)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

YAAAAAAAAAAY!!

LMS - aka VERY EXCITED AND PROUD BIG SISTER!
xxxxxxxxxxx

Kate said...

OMG!!
Lots of happy tears, but I NEED to know more!
Kate xxx

Kate said...

and Congratulations! xxxx

Kate said...

oh yeah, I need to know much more! When did you find out, how did you find out, . . . etc . . . etc!
xxx

Rosie said...

I am very happy for you Janet but I do wish we had a chance of having a daughter,sister for the boys.Its difficult for average families to beat a system.
Good luck with all and hoping a happy life for all.
Hugs

Anonymous said...

JANET!!!!

WHAT FABULOUS NEWS!!!!!!!

Have already emailed you but had to pop onto here to say congratulations and welcome to little sister!! Absolutely thrilled for you, that court date can't come soon enough!!!

lots of love
WL xxx

Mac said...

Janet,
I am soo happy for you guys! Can't wait to hear more. WooHoo!

kristine said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!

I am so happy for all of you! How really really lovely.

I hope that the legal procedings happen very quickly.

Three weeks in country is going to be such a special part of her story.

Can't wait to hear a little bit more about her.

Congratulations!!!!!!!

cabbage Queen said...

Janet!
Just want to add my congratulations!!! Can't wait for her to get home!!!

Janet said...

Thank you to everyone for their good wishes :-) I am going to print them all out and make a "Good Wishes" scrapbook for our little one :-)
Lots of love from Cloud 9
Janet Mummy to FOUR :-)
xxxx

Janet said...

Hi Rosie,
Thank you too for being happy for us.
I am, however, upset that you have used your post to vent about your own wait for China though. During our chats over the years I believe you were asked if you wanted to change to domestic adoption (no costs involved) but you declined. You also choose to avoid the stress and worry of trying to change country. We are an average family too, and we decided to put ourselves through a year of stress and worry, to get to this point and now it is completely worth it.
I hope that your dream of a Chinese daughter comes true.
Best wishes
Janet
xxx

Rosie said...

I am very happy for you Janet and your family,of course I am and have supported you throughout the years as you have with us.I didn't mean that you weren't an average family,I was talking about all of us and the China process,sometimes my words don't come across in the right ways on posting ,its been very difficult for us all,though that doesn't take away from your joy .
Sorry if you took it the wrong way,it wasn't meant in the way it came across.Its just I'm finding it all very difficult at the moment and you can understand that as you've been through alot yourself but now its been worth it
Hugs
I can't wait to hear all the news!!


OUR ETHIOPIAN ADOPTION TIMELINE


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

OUR CHINA ADOPTION TIMELINE

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