Some Good News

As many of you know, my wife and I have been going through the adoptive process; we are adopting a child from Ethiopia. Some good news came via UPS today which said the following:

Dear Adoptive Parent,
Congratulations! Your dossier for Ethiopia has been reviewed and approved for the authentication step. Now it is time to send it to Washington, D.C. to be authenticated at the U.S. State Department and the Ethiopian Embassy.

Of course, there was much more that the letter said but that was the opening paragraph. Anyway, it was some good news.


  1. Congratulations Michael! I'm happy for your family.

  2. Scott, Yes, this is awesome. We're pretty much done with the entire paperwork portion. Now, we'll just wait a couple of months (hopefully!) to be referred a specific child. We're hoping to have the child home by or during the summer.

  3. That is very good news, I'm so happy for your family!

  4. Congratulations! We have adopted two awesome boys, and it is a wonderful journey. Best wishes for a smooth process.

  5. Nathan and Bryan,
    Thanks so much for your kind words and encouragement! Our dossier should be in Ethiopia in a couple of weeks. Woohoo!!!

  6. Brad, Thanks a lot. Of course, we cannot post any photos online before the adoption is complete (illegal) but as we are able, we will. Thanks again.