Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Our File is at the U.S. Embassy!!!

We received the call today that our file has been received and is open at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa!!!  It is very possible that we could have a 3/28 Embassy date which would mean that we could travel late next week!  If the U.S. Embassy decides that additional information is needed for our case, it could mean a week or two delay...or more.  We won't know for sure until either later this week or early next week.

The U.S. Embassy is the last step before we bring our Peaches home.  In case you're wondering, a Visa is required for her to enter into the U.S. and that Visa is granted by the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa.   Hence the need for an appointment with the U.S. Embassy.  Now that they have our paperwork, they will investigate our case to make sure there are no suspected improprieties with the adoption.  With so much pressure on international adoptions lately, it is always unclear how long the investigation by the U.S. Embassy might take. 

Once we get the approved paperwork from the U.S. Embassy and we hop on the plane to come home from Ethiopia, Peaches will become a U.S. citizen when the plane touches down on American soil.  If the Embassy date happens on 3/28, then we should be back home as early as 3/31.  We are so close!

We celebrated tonight by heading out and buying Peaches some clothes. Yes, some more clothes.  Yes, they were pink.  That girl is going to look good!


  1. wonderful news! praying here!

  2. What a gift! God proves His goodness over and over even though He owes us nothing! We praise Him and rejoice with you all!

    The Beavers