Well, AWAA said they would contact us within 10 days after receiving our application to let us know if we had been approved and 10 very long days later - we got the call! We are officially adopting. In "paper pregnancy" terms I guess this is the equivalent to having your home pregnancy test come back positive. Now, the real paper work begins...anyone know where I put my birth certificate?
Oh yea, I guess I should tell you that AWAA probably thinks I'm a bit nuts. You see Dottie had just walked out the door when the phone rang. When I saw on the caller id that it was American World I naturally got a little excited. I answered the phone and the lady on the other end said, "You've been approved..." That is when I interrupted her and said, "Great! Hold on. My wife is leaving. I have to stop her!" I then ran out the front door and stopped Dottie just in time to tell her the good news. I definitely think the lady was a little taken back with my enthusiasm but how many times does a guy get to celebrate being approved to adopt a couple of children from Ethiopia.