Monday, June 11, 2012

Ethiopia: day SEVEN (and Q&A)

Day SEVEN in pictures! (and a little Q&A!)

Q. How did you decide on his name?
A. His given name is Muse [moo-say] which translates to Moses.  We gave him the middle name, Kai [kye]: It is of Welsh, Scandinavian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Kai is "keeper of the keys; earth". Also possibly (South African) and means "beautiful".  source

Q. When will you bring him home?
A. Our estimated time frame is six weeks to six months. 
[he's so worth the wait]

Q. What was your favorite part of your trip?
A. Simply loving on our little guy.  

Q. What did you think of Ethiopia?
A. It was beautiful...and heart in culture...and hospitality...there was great JOY and deep was life changing... it will always hold a special place in our will forever be a part of us and our family

Q. So what's next?
A. We have to wait for the courts to issue us an adoption decree. Once this is written our agency can apply for his birth certificate and passport.  He will also have a medical exam.  Once these things are completed our case will be submitted to the US Embassy in Ethiopia.  Once the embassy clears our case we will travel back to Ethiopia to pick up our boy!

Q. What can we specifically pray for?

A. Our sanity while we wait!!! (kidding!....kinda :) ) We would love prayers for Moses...for his tender heart during this wait.  May he remember us and our time together. We would also appreciate prayers for his health.  He has been diagnosed with various lung issues and has been receiving proper treatment.  He is doing GREAT, but he has to be cleared medically to come home.  We would love prayers that he would pass his medical exam with flying colors! 

thanks, friends for your love & support. 


  1. I've loved reading about your trip. It has taken me right back to when we made our first trip :) Praying that everything would be in place and for favor with the US Embassy. If you need anything while you're waiting, let us know!

  2. 1. i LOVE the 2nd picture - what a goofball! :)
    2. ethiopia. sigh. um, did you guys get any macchiatos while there?!