Baby T has a passport! His photo is above. How darling is it?
I have a small and yet important update for our adoption journey 🙂 If you recall, last Friday I posted that I was leaving this Tuesday, July 30th for Ethiopia to stay with our son until we clear embassy. As July 30th is getting closer and closer, the nerves are getting stronger and stronger and I’m trying to figure out just what I’ve gotten myself into! Never before have I booked a one way ticket to travel and stay in a 3rd world country by myself! I’m excited though and part of me is just anxious to fast forward time so that I can be in Ethiopia and fast forward through these nerves and stress eating 😉 I plan on taking Baby T out of the orphanage for good on Friday August 2nd.
Update wise, we are excited because two days ago, on Monday, July 22nd, we were officially submitted to embassy. That means that the US Embassy in Ethiopia finally has Baby T’s file on their desk and they will very soon begin going through the paperwork and doing their investigations. Some families clear embassy as quickly as 2-3 weeks.. others 5-6 weeks and yet others in 3 months or more. While I don’t like not having a time-frame, I am excited because we have officially begun this last step that we have to go through to bring Baby T home. I will stay in Ethiopia and have Baby T living with me until we clear embassy. Once we clear, I’ll book another one-way ticket for me and Baby T (hubby may or may not fly out to come back with us – we won’t decide this until I’ve been in Ethiopia for a while) and we will return home and begin the next phase of our lives!