Sunday, 8 March 2009

Yesterday's stuff

Yesterday was a WONDROUS day :-) The day we finally saw our future child's face for the first time, it was so unbelievable and fantastic and scary all rolled into one!! I can't stop gazing adoringly at the photograph we have and just hope our LA realise the urgency of getting the Ethiopian legal processes started as soon as possible. My nightmare is that they delay us so much (they have at EVERY single stage so far) that we are unable to be allocated an Ethiopian Court Hearing date before the Courts close for the Rainy Season (July - September ish).

Apart from learning about our new little one for the first time, we also did normal, mundane stuff too lol. Me and Mr Messy went out to pick up a Moses Basket Stand I'd won on Ebay this week and went to a lovely (very posh!) cafe on the way back for lunch. We also bought Little Prince a quirky little sign to hang on one of his wardrobe door handles saying "Star Brother." He is struggling with the adjustment from knowing a sibling will arrive "one day" to knowing a sibling is arriving in a few months!!! We knew this would happen and are as prepared as we can be to help him through this, but I think I need to go to the Patience Shop and buy some extra reserves lol.

When we got back from our errand me and Mr Messy picked up LMS and Little Prince (Drama Teen was out at a geeky party!) and went to town to get the photo of our new little one printed out :-) While we were out shopping we took Little Prince to choose and buy and outfit for his new sibling. I have promised to take this to Ethiopia with me and send or bring (depending on if I can get emails to work!) him a photograph of sibling wearing it. And of course I'm going to bring a present back from Ethiopia "from" his new sibling :-)

During the evening I spent ages replying to all the lovely emails people have sent us following our news :-) I am going to print them all out and make a Good Wishes Scrapbook for little one, so that they can see how welcomed they were to our family.

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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