I got an update on D today. Granted, the update was from way back in February, so the only difference between it and our original referral was the fact that HE SMILES at his nannies. That may seem like no big deal to all y'all. But it's monumental to us. Babies don't smile if they're not happy, right?
We also learned that he has been transferred from the orphanage to the transition house in Addis. This is where babies go while waiting for their new parents to pick them up. He's been there since mid-April, which explains why the families who went to Awassa didn't see him. Now I'm hoping those same families saw him at the transition house -- even though they didn't know who he was -- and took some pictures they can share with me.
There are still a few paperwork hurdles that have to be cleared before we can get an Embassy date, but we're hoping to travel the first week in June.