I Will Not Leave You As Orphans. I Will Come To You. John 14:18

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Saige's Christmas Ornament 2009!

It's a globe of the world tracking Saige's path from Ethiopia to her forever family in the United States...Can't wait to meet you baby girl.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Illien Christmas Greeting!!!

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The ice has left and the snow has arrived. I love it when it's coming down, but hate it when it gets sloppy. Can't help but wonder where my little girl is and how she is spending this holiday. Next year she will be celebrating with us...I can't wait.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Waiting is driving me crazzzzy!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

One step closer to Saige!

I'm #2 on the list to be matched. It's getting real. She is out there somewhere many miles away being cared for by caregivers that are responsible for many. Soon her world will change again. A family and a world unfamiliar.

Monday, November 9, 2009

APPROX. 30 DAYS!!!!!!

I spoke to my agency today and got a few details. I will be the 4th family from CAN to adopt from Ethiopia. I am currently #3 on the agencies list to be matched. They have 28 families currently with referrals, 8 dossiers in Ethiopia waiting for a match, & 6 dossiers being sent. This year there will be 3000 China adoptions and 2300Ethiopia adoptions (Ethiopia is increasing as China continues to slow down). Our agency has 3 orphanages in Addis, but the government has put a stop to international adoption of abandoned children in Addis. The challenge is finding homes for the homeless children while making sure there is no corruption (tough job). For this reason our agency is partnering with another agency in Sebeta (40 miles north)while they are working on transitioning out of Addis until they are able to put a system in place to prevent corruption.....I can't hardly believe that after 4 years of waiting I will see my baby girls face sometime in the next 30 days!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Finally....The paper chase is complete!

The countdown begins. I am off to Kinko's tomorrow morning to my Dossier to Children of All Nations. I pray the matching process goes quickly. I can't wait to meet my daughter.