So we finally secured tickets yesterday and will be leaving for Ethiopia in 2 days. Without our kids......We are so very sad about this. They were looking forward to this trip for so many reasons. Flights were booked. We tried everything. We waited until the very last minute and booked tickets for 2. I cried. We couldn't get all 5 of us on a plane, so Neil and I will go alone this trip. We have been scrambling with these last minute change of plans, but thank you to my mom and dad, Dorothy, Alicia, and Renee for stepping up and taking our kids while we are away. You are all AMAZING and I feel so lucky to have such wonderful people in our lives!!! Josh, thank you for staying at our house while we are gone and taking care of our dogs. And thank you to all my other wonderful friends that have offered help. Love you! Kids, we WILL get you to Ethiopia to see the birthplace of your brother. Hopefully in Nov/Dec? Whenever it is time to travel for Embassy and pick up Reisen, we are going to get you on that plane!
A California native, now living in Cornelius, NC. We love Lake Norman! :-) Married to a crazy, but wonderful husband and we are now blessed with four beautiful children...Jaeden, our 14 year old daughter, Teagan, our 11 year old son, Kierin, our 8 year old daughter, adopted in 2004 from Guangzhou, China, and one year old baby Reisen. Our family finally feels complete!
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Ethiopia In My Heart
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
10/2/11~Our Forever Family...together at last!
9/14/11~Take Placement of Reisen
9/13/11~Travel to Ethiopia
8/25/11~Paperwork submitted to Embassy
8/11/11~Passed Court...He is ours!
7/14/11~COURT DATE for July 27
5/13/11~REFERRAL 6.5 mo old boy!
4/2/11~I-171H fingerprints updated
2/19/11~Received refingerprinting appointments in the mail
4/7/10~We are on the wait list!!!
3/29/10~Sent final docs to Kate for dossier
3/17/10~FBI clearance received today
3/5/10~Gladney approved!!! Homestudy sent to CIS
2/10/10~Fingerprint appointments for CIS
2/3/10~Rough draft of Homestudy emailed to us
2/2/10~Mailed all remaining application documents to Gladney
2/1/10~Received fingerprint appointments in the mail for CIS