Monday, February 8, 2010

Thankful and Blessed

When we decided to adopt - and then later began the process - we didn't really think many people outside of our family and close friends would much care that we were doing this, much less be excited about it.  But the amount of love, support, encouragement and excitement we've received has truly been overwhelming.  Thank you all for your sweet comments on the blog, Facebook and in person - I've learned so much over the past few weeks about how important (and meaningful) encouragement really is. 

For those of you who are curious about where we are right now in the process....

The big thing is that we're waiting for our Home Study to be scheduled.  They told us at the end of January that if our social worker hadn't contacted us by the end of February, we needed to check back with them, so we're WAITING... 

However, we're not just sitting around, we're actually working on our dossier.  (That's the big packet of information that contains anything anyone would ever want to know about us that goes to Ethiopia to tell them about us.)  Friday we went and had our fingerprints done for our FBI clearance; we've had to get more reference letters; and also letters from our banks. 

With that said, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Corey at Wells Fargo (Alliance Town Center branch) for helping us with our letter.  We KNOW the documents we need for our dossier are non-standard and not what most poeple need when they come see you, but THANK YOU for taking the time to understand what we needed and putting forth the effort to get it for us.  Our other bank (which will not be named publicly) was not nearly so helpful and, although Rob also visited them on Friday, has still not been able to produce a letter for us.  I don't really want to bash the other bank, but we are SO THANKFUL for the EXCELLENT service we received from Wells Fargo overall, and Corey specifically.  (Corey, you have my full permission to print this out and give it to your boss!)  Oh, and we're seriously considering moving all of our accounts to Wells Fargo after this.

Anyway, I could go on and on about how thankful and blessed we are by so many who have already supported us in this process that we're only a month into, but I'll save it for another time.  For now, if you're reading this and have helped or encouraged us in ANY WAY, we just want to say THANK YOU and how EXCITING is it going to be when we all FINALLY get to meet our baby??!!

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