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 ok...talk to me in a few months and my tone might change.