Sunday, August 8, 2010

Court was SUCCESSFUL!!

Yes, we had a very pleasant court date. All was smooth sailing and we are now ready to pick up our little babe again!! We will leave August 29th to bring him home!!! YAY!!!!!!

We proudly introduce to you....
Zachariah Tamirat Schumacher!!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Court Travel

So Mark and I leave EARLY tomorrow morning for Ethiopia. It's so
crazy to think this day has finally arrived, but we are ready become our family of 6!!

If I am able to locate an internet connection while there I plan to send messages to the blog. Otherwise it'll be in one lump sum when we return next weekend.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I'm sure many of you know by now, if you are on facebook anyway, that we have a court date!! MOWA's court date was July 22nd and it was positive, so our date is August 4th. Right before the courts close for rainy season, so we lucked out!! As long as all goes well, we will travel back the end of August to bring our little guy home. So many prayers are in store right now!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Yes, we have received our referral for a beautiful baby boy. And I cannot wait till you can all see this beautiful baby boy!!
We received the call Thursday afternoon, may 13th. Saw the caller id as "unknown" but had a phone number with it, so didn't think it was Mary. Boy was I wrong!!! She called just as I was needing to run to get Trevor from school....thankfully my sis-in-law was able to pick him up for me! :-)

So now we wait for our court date. As many of you are probably aware, Ethiopia closes courts during the rainy season...August thru end of September, roughly. We are hoping to maybe get in before the courts close, but won't know that till we get the call. If we do not have court before August, we will then get into court most likely in October.

So....till the next good news!!!

We are now seeing light at the end of this tunnel!! YAY!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We are WAITING!!!

Nobody would normally sound so excited to be WAITING, but we are now. As of 2 weeks ago (no, didn't post right away) we have been put on the waiting list for our little boy!!! VERY exciting news!! September 25th to be parents anniversary!

So now, paperwork on our end is finished for now. Now we get to wait till our referral is ready for us. Average wait time is 8-9 months right now....I'm thinking somewhere in the range of 6-9 months we'll get a call. And of course, when that happens, I will be posting for sure!

So, in the mean time, I get to chase my other 3 around and have lots of fun with them till we become a family of 4 children!

Friday, September 11, 2009

hello again....

Realized I hadn't posted in awhile! Just waiting right now for our last paper before our dossier is finished. We had our USCIS fingerprint appt on the 1st of the month, so we're just waiting for that "official" paper from them now. Hopefully soon. I would take it next week sometime.....that would be good! :-)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


We are Gladney approved!!! Received the email when I got home this if we could just get that fingerprint appt in the mail from USCIS we'd be set!! I'm hoping by the end of the week. That's about the same amount of time it took with Addison. If not, I'll probably be making a phone call to see what's up. Just seems to be more good news slowly coming in....