Saturday, December 8, 2007

Dossier Begins

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.

1 comment:

Holly said...

The dossier seems overwhelming at first, but once you start to break it down bit by bit it seems less daunting! Plus, you can take your time since the I600A approval is part of the dossier and that takes the longest. I think we have our dossier about 2/3rds done right now but we're taking a break until the holidays are over since we're waiting to be assigned a fingerprinting appt. anyway! :D