Saturday, January 23, 2010

It's Official!

This is the message we received from our agency yesterday (Friday):

Your dossier will be sent to Ethiopia via FedEx later today! Thus, your DTE date is today!

The wait has officially begun!

With a DTE (Date-to-Ethiopia) of 1/22, we can expect a referral for a baby girl anywhere from October-December, traveling anywhere from November (at the
very earliest) to March.

I'll post more later about some potential changes we're praying for in our adoption plans and on "what do we do while we wait?" For now, just wanted to share the good news!


Anonymous said...

ENORMOUS congrats!!
I'm sure it will seem like forever, but how exciting to on your way!!

I Moose Alaska said...

HOORAY! So excited!! :)

Anonymous said...

We are so excited to hear this news! Praying all the time!

T said...

yippee!!! so very cool.

Jennifer M said...

Woo hoo!! So awesome! Congrats on getting your DTE date! You're officially "paper pregnant" now! Are you going to celebrate with ice cream and pickles? ha, ha. Ok, maybe not that funny. But seriously, you DID it!! You conceived your dossier, and now you just wait while the Lord forms one of His children with plans to bring all of you together!

jjely said...

YAY!!!! I am so happy and excited for you!!!!

A Stafford said...

Excited to see that your dossier is off- what a wonderful feeling that is! Praying for continued blessings for your family while you wait to see the wonderful child God is preparing just for you.

Anonymous said...

I remember that moment. It was so wonderful to have it off my hands! Prayers for peace and joy as you wait.

(You did find me:) I closed off the Osterinklink to everyone, and have the tiptoeapple open to all)