Saturday, May 31, 2008

Dossier problem fixed

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!

3 comments:

karimtk3 said...

CONGRATS!! One big load off your shoulders, and one step closer to your new addition!!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LORI!!
I am glad to know that things are moving along in this process. Hopefully the longest wait is behind you.
Nana/Mama/Judy

Craig & Cindy said...

Congrats to officially being on the referral list! Yip!!!! Woot! That is awesome. I am hoping by the end of June we will have sent off our dossier into the great sea of referral waits.

I love the camping pics of Caroline, such a doll!

Cindy