Our dossier arrived back in Grand Rapids yesterday with all mistakes fixed. It will be on its way to Ethiopia early next week. Here are the next steps according to Bethany's dossier instructions:
1. Milkiyas receives the dossier and takes it to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be authenticated.
2. The authenticated documents are translated into Amharic.
3. The translated documents are verified and registered in the Ministry of Justice, then presented to the Ministry of Women's Affairs.
The steps after this are a bit sketchy, but I assume we will officially be waiting on a referral. If anyone has additional details on the how referrals are made and who makes that decision, feel free to comment. There are so many people our documents touch, it's hard to fully understand what happens. But it's exciting that things are moving again!