Thursday, March 12, 2009

Back and Busy!!

WOW I can't believe how long we have been back from SC already!!! Time has really flown by - we have been so busy it is unbelievable. The girls and I had a tremendous time in SC - baby Evie and Drew are so cute it is amazing! and it was great just to get time in with my big girl - boy do I miss having her close by! Pictures to come - just not tonight!

In the mean time - we finalized Becca's adoption here in the states. Her legal adoption was final in Ethiopia but since we didn't meet her before the court process we needed to validate her adoption here in Colorado - our paperwork has been in for sometime, but the courts were backed up so they only just got to it. Now we can work on getting her a US passport and a COC otherwise known as a certificate of citizenship. And I can continue my battle with the Social Security office about a social security number for her. Ahhhh gotta love the US government. What should have taken 10 days has now stretched into 10 weeks with no end in sight.

We have also had our homestudy update visit (wooohooo!) and are just waiting on our social worker to write it - she said hopefully before the end of the month - which is just what I was wanting! And we are about 70% done with our new dossier (all the papers required for the adoption in ET) we should have that finished before the end of the month too, so that is moving along as well.

Goodness I have so many thoughts rolling around - good stuff I want to get out on paper - but sleep has been at a premium lately so I'll save those for another day!