Every tree limb overhead seems to sit and wait, while every step you take becomes a twist of fate.
Up on the watershed, standing at the fork in the road...

If you are new to our adoption blog please take a moment to scroll down to the archives at the bottom of this page and start with July 2009 post "Watershed."


nothing new under the sun

Nothing new to report here.

We are waiting for the homestudy to be written and signed and sealed.

But we did send off our out of state documents to get authenticated at their respective Se.cretary of State offices.

Is it just me? This step in the adoption was the most difficult so far.
Like a 6th grade math challenge...
If 6 notarized documents are sent to 5 separate states in 5 separate envelopes
and 2 of these documents must be sent first to the county clerk's office - but then must be first returned to me
and 5 envelopes were self-addressed and stamped
Will all dossier documents actually get correctly authenticated and arrive back at our house sometime in the next millenia?

I have been blog stalking Julie and Steven to check on their homecoming.
I will admit, I don't even know Julie in person. But she was one of the first people to comment on my blog and welcome me to the adoption community.

Now I am a shamless lurker on their website and am dying to know how the family is adjusting since they got home from Ethiopia on Saturday.



  1. I just found your blog on the Ethiopiakids forum! YES, this stage is soooo hard. Our dossier is floating somewhere between TX and DC. I just want it in Ethiopia so bad I can hardly stand it! I know that each "wait" period will present its own hardship.

  2. Amanda, thank you for visiting my blog. I hope I was able to calm some of your original fears... It's SO worth it. And 1000 times better than in the beginning. I will be in prayer for you and your journey!


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J and I have been married for almost 15 years. We have shared many adventures and a lot of watershed moments. In 2009 I began blogging and in 2010 we adopted our daughter from Ethiopia. In March of 2012 we began the process to adopt a little boy from Haiti. This blog follows the many twists and turns on the road to our two children and beyond.