8.08.2008

A Good Week

This Wednesday, several AWAA families met in Branson for a wonderful evening of fellowship & encouragement!
Gillmans, Blackwells, Gibsons (Zoie from ET), Semlows, Cassie Lane & us!


On Tuesday, we had a conference call with Duni, our Ethiopia coordinator. Several exciting updates include: ET staff moving to a larger transition home (more room for the kiddos), another partnership with a new orphanage is being finalized, and more staff has been hired in ET to assist with court procedures.

And more exciting news...the wait for our referral seems to be right on target (5-7 mos). AWAA issued 10 referrals in July, and anticipates issuing 10-15 in August. So where are we?? According to our 'unofficial' list, there are about 15 families ahead of us. Another hint Duni gave about referrals is that all families who specified 'either' gender were always referred boys...hhhmmm :)

7 comments:

mrbjbb said...

Too cool!!! You guys are so close!!! I can't even explain how amazing it is to see your child's face for the first time...it truly is a miracle...
Missy

Meredith said...

As a fellow SW Missourian, I'm so excited to see such a huge group of families adopting from Ethiopia. We would love to meet you guys sometime! How exciting that you're getting that close! I hope the call comes very soon for you.

Jamie said...

I am excited for you two. Your baby will be here really soon.

Kelly said...

SOOOO EXCITING!!!!!!

Sherry said...

Alisa - It was SOOOO fun getting to meet you and Vince!!! What a blessing to have kindred spirits in this journey He has set us on. We cannot wait to see you get your little one in the NEAR future. :) Blessings! - Sherry

Zack and Rebecca Caldwell said...

Looks soooo fun!!!!

Jori said...

Look like you guys all had so much fun!!! Congrats on moving up the line ~ you are getting there! :):)
jori

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