Heading to the US!

Well, hello again!  It’s been about a month since my last post and so much has happend!  We’ve managed to get Ayoub’s Moroccan passport, US visa, left Morocco (finally!) and have been in Doha for about 3 weeks now.  I haven’t had time to post those experiences yet, but they are on the way.

What I’m REALLY excited about is the fact that we’re heading to the US tomorrow!  Yep, FINALLY heading home and look forward to seeing all of our wonderful friends and family who will be waiting to meet us at the airport.  We are as excited as they are and we know how incredibly lucky we are to have them in our lives.

First things first: we’ll start Ayoub’s US adoption process on Monday with appointments with the adoption attorney and social worker.

But one thing before that: maklooba and a 10 hour nap!  My dear friend who is now bestowed with the title “Mama Nada” asked how she could help me while I was in Tangier.  I told her the first thing I want after I arrive is her maklooba and to sleep for 10 hours straight.  And that’s what I’ll do on Saturday!  All of my girl friends are getting together, we’ll have dinner, I’ll then hand them the baby and go off to my long anticipated date in la-la land. (Seriously, I bet we’ll talk the whole night and have fun playing with Ayoubi!)

Until then, I must get back to packing!

PS:  to those who have asked for advice and guidance about the process, I apologize for the delay.  I’ll have some free time during my trip and will get answers to you soon.  Hang tight!


4 responses to “Heading to the US!

  1. AA,
    Farhan Raana and Ayoub, Masha Allah, we are sooo very happy and looking forward to tomorrow, making sure everything is where it is supposed to be…. (Could not have sit still if I tried).
    Gave a great flight with Farhan and Ayoub. And see you at Dulles International Airport . iA

  2. Eid Mubarak to you and your family!!!
    Have a safe flight home, tell Ayoub I will miss him as much as I will miss his Mummy!!
    Love and hugs xxxxx

  3. While you will be very, very happy to meet your loved and dear ones in Washington and Richmond, we all in Doha will miss Ayoub, you and Farhan.
    Wish you all a safe & smooth flight Inshaa Allah both ways. We hope that all immigration processes will be as smooth in Washington as they have been in Doha. Alhamdulillah! Wish you all a very pleasant and happy Eid-Al-Adha.Tons of hugs & kisses for Ayoub and best wishes & duas for you and Farhan.


  4. JazakAllahu Khairan!!! I cannot tell you how valuable this site has been to me!!!!!!!!! JazakAllah JazakAllah! We are planning to adopt from Morocco too as US citizens abroad. Please make dua that things work out!

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