Visiting Lalibela

Visiting Lalibela

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Accepting Referral

Tomorrow, Mike and I will be sending in our referral acceptance!! This is all moving so fast, since we didn't officially start the process until March. We are so thankful, though, since this means our kids will be able to come home so much quicker than expected. This Mama's heart is happy! It also means this Mama will be busy.

We will be checking all of our dossier paperwork, as soon as I'm done typing this. As soon as our Homestudy arrives in the mail, I will be hopping in the car to drive to Bismark, to get everything certified. Our dossier can possibly get sent off as early as Friday. Then, it will get translated for approximately 2 weeks and sent off to Addis Ababa. Once it arrives there, our agency will request a court date for us. There is a possiblity that Mike and I could travel in July to testify in court about our intent to adopt them.

Once we are able to share their pictures, everyone will see why we so desperately want to be their parents. These children are beautiful, both inside and out. They will be wonderful additions to our family and the entire Stateside Sweeney Clan is very excited to have them here.

Thank you all for your prayers as we continue to move forward on the adoption express. It is a crazy, wild ride. We wouldn't have it any other way.


  1. Incredible!!! Praying for your family and so excited to eventually meet them all! =)

  2. Stacy,

    That news just made my day!!!!! They are very special children and having had the pleasure of meeting them back in December, I know exactly what you mean about them being beautiful inside and out! Hope our paths cross in the future!