Sorry, I've not been quite as 'bloggy' since I started my new job, but I'll try to catch you up to speed...should take about 45 seconds, since our life is so exciting! ha ha
Our conference call with our agency last week went well. Two new topics of interest are that 1) AWAA has partnered with with an additional orphanage in Ethiopia, 2) and there is potential legislation is Ethiopia that could affect non-prof agencies operating within Ethiopia (ie- orphanages). The legislation would be bitter-sweet. While being pro-child welfare in nature, it would also penalize organizations (ie- orphanages) who receive a bulk of their support from international entities.
Our trip to KC to update our fingerprints was successful...well, I think. We will receive an updated I-171H immigration document as confirmation. I will definitely be on the look-out for this document because I received an email last week from an individual actually in China completing her adoption -- she was delayed returning to the US because she had NOT received her update fingerprint approval...yikes.
And, thanks to the oh-so-unpredictable weather here in the Ozarks, we have to replace the siding on the back of our house....ugh!! Sunday afternoon, a storm blew in - but instead of a gentle rain, the clouds pitched hail through our siding. I must admit, I briefly had an ice-storm flash back...the ground was covered with ice. But it thawed quickly...thank goodness!
Finally, we are looking forward to a trip to Fla -- we'll visit family, and attend a ministry conference. We'll also get meet the Setliff's -- fellow-Ethiopia adopters (you can check out their blog on my list). We're ready for the r&r and the opportunity to connect with/meet some new friends!!