Sorry that I've been so delayed on this blog. We've had lots going on, but from now on, I'll be more diligent! :)
Between fun travels, relatives & friends visiting us, and a mix of holidays thrown in . . . TODAY we finally submitted our first "round" of paperwork to our adoption agency. We were officially accepted into the Rwandan adoption program around Thanksgiving, but it's taken us this long to get our act together to review the first round of paperwork. So off to FedEx I went today to send in our official agreements with our agency, first payment, as well as our certificates of completion for a 12 hour training course. We really enjoyed the training course (online), but it took us longer to complete than we anticipated since it was full of vital information regarding international adoption. I realized while taking it that adoption is not for the faint of heart and this training prepared us for any obstacles that we might encounter along the way. In the end we were so glad to have taken this course and to have this important information at our fingertips.
So, today, I cleared my desk of the first round of paperwork (and I FedExed our tax documents to our accountant as well). :) Next steps, we wait for approximately 10 days to hear back from our agency. At that time they'll assign us a family coordinator to help and support us every step of the way. They will also assign us our social worker for the "dreaded" home study, which actually sounds worse than it really is (or at least we hope).
We are OFFICIALLY on our way with our first steps to our precious little boy. Please keep him & us in your prayers. :)
More to come . . .