Glory Be! She's FREE! We have a new Daughter!

Friday, February 13, 2009

8 months DTE & 1 year Anniversary!

Today marks a very special day in our home!  We are celebrating 2 anniversary's.  1 year ago today we started the process to bring a special little girl into our family.  We are also celebrating our DTE (dossier to Ethiopia) date.  Our paperwork has been in Ethiopia, waiting for a match for 8 months.  Currently, our agency is estimating our timeframe at 9-11 months, waiting for a healthy infant girl referral.  

Where do we stand?  We estimate at best that we are in the "top 10" for an infant girl.  From our records (unofficial), we stand at # 8 for an infant girl up to 18 months and # 3 for an infant girl 18-24 months.  

We are anticipating the day when our call comes.   We have a plan in place (gotta have something to control).  

It is fun to guess when we think our referral will come.   But in reality, we haven't got a clue!!!

Thank you for standing with us in prayer and encouragement over the last year.  Please continue lifting us up as we continue the wait and hope to enter the next phase of this journey very soon.  


3 comments:

nell ann said...

Hi Kara --

Congrats ~ This is so exciting!!! I can't wait for you to see your precious girl. I know it's going to be so amazing. Yay!
Let's get together this week, ok? Oh, and I have your Discovery Toys here at my casa, too. See you soon!

Debi said...

Hi Kara,
I am finally able to comment on your blog. I am still believing God with you for sweet little Ava to be protected and loved and that she would come home soon. I know the waiting and trusting time can be so hard.
You should be getting my "orphan undie" package any time now. I sent it off last Saturday. Eack step of faith and obedience gets us one step closer to getting Ava home.
Love and hugs and prayers,
Debi

Cindy Foote said...

you are moving right along! I need your email address and phone number. You can email them to me at: info@billyfoote.com. Several times I have wanted to call you, but didn't have a number.

Blessings!
Cindy Foote