We received our dossier packet on Thursday -- the next huge set of papers we have to complete. We also have to have psychological tests. That involves spending 3-4 hours with a psychologist undergoing various personality tests and interviews. We should know ourselves pretty well after that.
In preparation for this amazing journey, Spence and I have been reading a book called "There is No Me Without You." Actually we're listening to it on CD -- 12 CDs! If you're interested in learning more about this history of Ethiopia, the emergence and impact of AIDS on the population, the evolution of orphanages and adoption agencies in Ethiopia, and the process of adoption there, it is a great book. It follows the life of a woman who, through unusual circumstances, dedicates her life to rescuing orphans in Addis Ababa. It's incredibly sobering and inspiring.