Thursday July 31, 2008
We went yesterday up to the Federal Building in Cleveland for our fingerprints for the process with Immigration. It didn't take very long at all. Our homestudy is complete and submitted to the agency for review. Once they put their ok it will be sent up to USCIS and that is the last piece before we get our approval from USCIS. We are getting closer. Meanwhile we continue to work on the room and make plans for the baby to come. We ordered children's books from amazon.com for the baby, well for when he is a little bit older. One is called "The Perfect Orange - A Tale from Ethiopia" and the other is an Ethiopian Folk Tale called "Fire on the Mountain". The day we received them in the mail I read them to see what they were like. I would highly recommend these two books. The give a little insight into the culture and what names different things are given in Ethiopia. We also ordered a children's books on adoption and on how not everyone looks the same but we are all wonderful. One of them is a Sesame Street book "We are Different, We are the Same, We are wonderful" and the other is a book called "Over the Moon". Over the Moon isa great book on the adoption process, short, colorful and describes in child terms what happens.