Sunday, August 22, 2010


We are so grateful for the out pour of love and support y'all have graciously given us in the last few days. We're so blessed.

Our excitement swells as we dream of the future and as we're in a standstill with paperwork until later this week.

We'll revel in the moment, knowing the next step is a slightly tedious one [however, it's one step closer to bringing our kiddo home!]

What a joy your emails and comments have been to read. There were two questions that many of you asked, so I thought I would answer them here.

Q: How long is the adoption process in Ethiopia?
A: Our guess is about 18 months. Things are always changing in Ethiopia and the process could always speed up or slow down. The next phase is one of paperwork, which should take 3-4 months. Once our paperwork approved the wait period currently is 8-10 months to receive a referral for a baby boy. We'll have to travel to Ethiopia twice, once to go to court and once to bring our kiddo home.

Q: Boy or girl? Age preference?
A: Our preference is for a boy, 0-12 months. With that being said, we're open to what God has in store for our family.

We should be receiving more information from our adoption agency in the mail later this week.

Lately I have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not just dreaming...this feels so surreal, and I love it!

Off to enjoy the rest of this Sunday.
blessings to all.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Em and Jim! Josh and I are so excited for you both and for the little one that God has chosen for you! The journey that you are embarking on is going to be an amazing one, filled with many emotions, and we feel blessed to be able to "walk" through it with you by following your blog and constantly lifting you all up in prayer. Our brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Amy Post, just brought their son Eli home from Ethiopia in June, and he is such an amazing addition to our family! Their journey was certainly one of many emotions, as I'm sure yours will be too, but there is no doubt that God hand-picked little Eli to be Mark and Amy's son, and I know that he has done the same for your little man! :) Again, we are so excited for you guys and will be praying for you constantly.

    Love you!
    <>< Suzzy and Josh