Saturday, August 2, 2014


Our agency sent us an unexpected email the other day telling us we had moved down another spot on the wait list.  We are now actually #30.  I know....this must seem like such little progress to many of you but we were thrilled!  We still probably have another year or more to wait for our referral, but that just means more time for us to prepare to become a family of 6!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Summer update & great video

Yep we are still waiting and waiting.  It sounds more and more like we may be in for a very long wait to find out who our little girl is.  The orphanage partnerships our agency works with are changing and evolving, the regional authorities aren't moving very quickly on signing off on adoption paperwork and in general adoptions in Ethiopia have slowed down dramatically over the last year.

All of this while thousands of children sit waiting in orphanages.  We continue to pray for all of the children "stuck", for those that can and should be reunited with their birth parents and that Ethiopia may develop it's own domestic program.  Every child deserves to be in a loving family.

On a side note a friend shared this link with me.  I think every adoptive parent should watch this Tedx talk by Jillian Lauren.  Your family and friends should too.  She spoke right to my heart.

Hope everyone is having a fun summer!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May Update

We are now #32 on the waitlist!

I know it's only one spot, but it's movement people - movement!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April Update

We are now #33!