I have received what agencies call "The Golden Ticket" from Homeland Security : the I 171 H. Condoleeza Rice says we're O.K. to adopt. I know people who have adopted and some of them are NOT O.K.! .......... Homeland Security was fooled. So I don't take this too personal whether they said we can adopt or not. I know we are good people and parents, so that's all I really needed. But without this with me in my hand in Addis Ababa, we cannot bring 2 girls back into the states. So I NEED it or we are stuck there for who knows how long before we can return home with our new family additions.
I have not received any more news about our girls. We've been told about children of all other ages, but we really need to be matched with what David and I have discussed at great lengths. Our agency keeps feeling us out for little girl infants that have come in...I really could appreciate an infant, but considering our ages, we are desiring children with a few years under their belt. Our agency kindly tells us of which children do come in and our name is at the top of the list on their office board. I have had my cell phone surgically attached to my hip so that no phone call from my agency will be missed and a back up cell phone battery so that every day my phone is prepared to receive that call. My 2 friends Shawn and Lory have received and accepted their baby girl infants and Shawn has a Court Date already. I couldn't be happier for them and hope I get to travel with one of them. I wait.......patiently.......still! I can do that. These girls have waited, so can we.