Today we received information on our first court date in Ethiopia, February 27. We are beyond thrilled, and we realize how quickly things are changing for our family. On the first trip, we go to court and get to spend some time with our girls. Upon passing court, we are their parents from the Ethiopian government’s perspective. Our second trip should happen two to three months after passing court, but could be up to four months later.
On the second trip, we go to the U.S. Embassy and upon approval we will be recognized as their parents from the United States’ viewpoint. At this point, our daughters will receive their passports. We will also be bringing them home on the second trip! When they step out of the plane and onto U.S. soil, they become citizens of the United States.
We want to thank all our family and friends again for their support and their generosity. We couldn’t be where we are on the journey without you!