Interview Date!

The interview for our file will be on April 16! We are not a part of this interview, so we will wait for word from the embassy after this. From that point, the US embassy can choose to continue the investigation of orphan status, or they can clear us if they deem that Israel was truly an orphan. We could travel as soon as a week after interview or it could be much longer if the investigation is furthered.

If you're a bit confused, it works like this: The Ethiopian government has already cleared Israel and deemed him to be not only an orphan, but now our son. It is irreversable. However, the US government starts completely over with their investigation to make SURE that the children are orphans. It is completely out of order, because even if they thought Israel wasn't an orphan, the ET government already declared him to be our son now, and since he has been adopted according to ET, then Israel could never be adopted again. He would remain in an orphanage. We are not worried at all that they would not approve Israel's case, but that is just a bit more of an explanation of what the embassy process is and why their investigation is so thorough, and how weird it is that it comes AFTER a family passes court!

So please be praying for our case on April 16! We would love to have our son home before the end of April. At that point he will be 6 months old (we got his referral at 8 weeks).  Trusting in God's sovereignty today!


  1. Praying for you, Rebekah! I agree that it is so CRAZY that the Embassy does their investigation so late in the game. I can't wait until you get to bring your little guy home!

  2. Ooo thanks for explaining that! Interesting process, that's for sure. Praying for a trip to ET for your your birthday!

  3. YAY!!! He will be home soon!!!

  4. This is SO SO exciting!! You will be up ALL NIGHT the night of the interview waiting/hoping/praying and checking your email a MILLION times!!! I can't wait to hear when you've cleared Embassy and get to bring your boy home!!


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