Sunday, July 12, 2009

Waiting for our Home Visit

Hi there. As many of you know, we are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia. I thought this would be the best way to keep our family and friends updated on where we are currently at with this adoption process as we are getting lots of questions. I'm excited everyone is asking what's going on and where we are at with things! It's going to be a long road, so I hope to be able to update this every couple of days.

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! :)


  1. Very exciting. Thanks for keeping us posted. Avery will be thrilled to have a new playmate. Maybe she'll be ready to share Tuppy by then? ;)
    Mr O

  2. We had a new baby at work today whose parents were from Ethiopia, Beautiful. I am looking forward to keeping updated via this Blog. I love you both and looking forward to this new addition to pur family.

  3. I am so excited to have a new baby to play with, to buy cute outfits for, to make cute baby things for! I wanna help decorate the room! I cant wait to shop for baby fabric!

  4. congrats casey and josh! We are looking forward to hearing about the little one and the exciting journey life takes you all on to meet each other.
    We look forward to the next posts.
    ... Our love to you guys from the NW.
    ~kate & matt

  5. Joe, Missi and Lynnlee....July 22, 2009 at 10:08 PM

    We are so excited to meet Baby Hunt and share in all the memories in his or her life! You both are going to have so much fun being new parents! We can't wait to hear what happens next on the journey of Baby Hunt's arrival!

    We would love to have a Baby Shower for you!

    Love you,
    Joe, Missi and Lynnlee