Right now, we are going thru several different required training courses. We completed an international adoption workshop this weekend. It was a 7 hour workshop! However, we learned a lot and met some other couples going thru the same thing and realize we have a lot more to consider and figure out for our adoption. Not to mention things down the road that we realize we will encounter & our child will encounter. The amount of information being thrown at us is completely overwhelming, but it is necessary to keep our focus (and sanity) so we can just work thru the steps together.
Our first round of paperwork is complete (and was exhausting) and are awaiting a call from our social worker so we can conduct our home visit and interviews in person. Once we get this process under way, we will be able to focus on getting our 2nd round of paperwork together...the DOSSIER, which will be what the Ethiopian government will see once we have a "referral" (child).
So, our focus this week is to attend our 2nd parenting class at the hospital and watch some videos. So much training! :)