Alemnesh is my daughter's Ethiopian name. Ethiopians speak amharic. Alemnesh means YOU ARE THE WORLD!!! How appropriate. She's not even here yet and she has taken over my world. 3 months to go!!! By the way, she is 5 months old today.
Here are the upcoming events that need to take place before we can go to get my baby girl.
1-Medical records reviewed by Riley's Children Hospital-As we speak! 2-Send acceptance letter-Hopefully on Monday! 3-3 weeks to process paperwork and schedule court appointment 4-Court will be 1 month after appointment scheduled 5-After passing court my mom and I leave 6 weeks later to meet Saige and bring her home to her FOREVER FAMILY
and the LORD has answered the DESIRES of my HEART. -1 Samuel 1:27
Today I got to see my daughter's precious face for the first time. I learned that she was born August 30, 2009. She is simply beautiful and my heart is filled with joy. I pray the Lord will keep her safe, loved, & healthy until we get there to bring her home. I also pray we are able to pass court without any challenges. I am blessed!
My 6 year old nephew Alex Burke said it best. Thank You for Happy Hearts and Love! At the end of the day it's what we all strive for. Here is our families journey to give and receive Happy Hearts and Love!
For this CHILD I have PRAYED and the LORD has answered the DESIRES of my HEART.
-1 SAMUEL 1:27
4-6-09 Received e-mail from Great Wall that they were expanding there adoption to include Ethiopia, Rwanda, & Mexico and that they would allow concurrent adoptions while there families wait to be matched in China.
4-7-09 Spoke to Beth at Great Wall about the details. Found out that there would only be 4 single slots this year and submitted my application later that day.
9-17-09 Received completed homestudy.
9-18-09 My Dossier for Saige Elizabeth Burke was mailed out today.
11-6-09 Power of Attorney sent to Ethiopia.
10-19-09 Dossier sent to Ethiopia.
11-9-09 Spoke to Susan Payne and I am #3 on the list.
11-24-09 It's official #2 on the list.
12-22-09 #1 on the list. We will see Saige's precious face in January.