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I am beyond giddy to be able to announce that we are finally DTE status.

What is DTE?

Dossier to Ethiopia!

Our paperwork process has been a rather long one compared to some, but we are confident that God's timing is perfect. We've had bumps in the road with our paperwork~sometimes it was our fault, other times we were at the mercy of the process and government entities.

This is a very big step for us. It means we are finally on the "waiting list"...even though we've already been waiting for a while in our minds. The dossier is a big stack of papers gathered from all over. It is basically our life on paper. Financial statements, birth certificates, medical letters, and pictures are just a few things that are included in a dossier. We turned it in a while ago, but it still had several stops in the United States before it got to travel over the ocean. We finally heard that it is on it's final leg of the journey!

So, now...we wait.

Waiting is something that we've grown used to. Ok, I lied. Nobody gets used to it, but it is part of the process, so I wait. While I feel like our family is incomplete at this moment, I am comforted by the fact that God's timing is perfect. He is in the details. And honestly, Asher is keeping me so busy these days that I am ok with waiting a little longer. Neither of us are ready for me to take two trips out of the country. So really, it is to me in a few months and my tone might change.

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An Embassy Tale | Happy Brown House

Wednesday 16th of May 2012

[...] we were in Washington, D.C for the 2:1 Conference, our Dossier paperwork was in the same city. I knew it was there and joked about wondering if they needed me to [...]


Wednesday 16th of May 2012

Yay!!! The journey continues!!!


Tuesday 15th of May 2012

Yayy that is wonderful news !!! I have been following your blog since I was reading and commented on your hyperemesis post ~ It is fun to see little Asher now that he is out of your tummy and being a busy little baby boy ~ My daughter, Stephanie, who I wrote to you about is doing a ton ton better ! She is off her zophran pump and all of the other meds she was on ~ She ended up in the hospital 4 times so we know that how she is doing now is completely because of God and all of the prayers ~ She is 27 weeks :) Lots of prayers for you!! Lori


Friday 25th of May 2012

Wonderful! So glad your daughter is feeling better. You'll have to let me know when that grandbaby gets here!