Monday, January 15, 2007

Boys or Girls?

We don't know if we're getting boys or girls. Here's how the process works.

We collect the mountain of paperwork and send it to our adoption agency. Once they've double-checked to make sure everything's in order they'll send it to be translated into Amharic and on to the Ethiopian government. The government works with orphanages in Ethiopia to match our request with kids currently in the orphanages.

We've officially requested two siblings ages 48 months and under. We didn't specify gender. We'll allow the "natural process" to determine that (sort of like pregnancy used to be). They could be boys, girls, or one of each. Once we receive the referral we'll have about 6 weeks to prepare before traveling to Ethiopia for a week and pick up our kids.


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