Caitlin, Rediet and Carly

Caitlin, Rediet and Carly

Friday, April 23, 2010

Celebrating Wolasa's 4th Birthday.....and Some Fingerprints

We had two great days....we first got to celebrate Wolasa's first birthday with us....his 4th birthday. It was pretty low key on Thursday....he got a power wheels four wheeler (or as Wolasa says "Motocycle" and he had the joy....we'll, we all got the "joy" of dinner and games at Chuck E Cheese Thursday night. We have more fun planned this weekend.

What a joy to get to celebrate our son's birthday.

Today, Sarah and I got to get our CIS fingerprints. Our good friends the Leventhal's also had their fingerprints done today as they move forward with their adoption of their son, Joshua, from China.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Closer and Closer

Well yesterday we were notified that we are officially approved through gladney! So so excited! we have our fingerprint appt. this week with CIS! I can't believe we are closer. The second time around things are moving alot quicker. We are two months ahead of schedule. Now we fully realize things can slow at any moment but still excited ;) Cary and I went out last night to celebrate our anniversary and his birthday(which is tomorrow). It was so fun to look back and see that it was two years ago on his birthday that we decided to move forward with adoption! and now our precious boy is home and another is on the way. God is so amazing, the last two years have been so exciting and so fulfilling , nervewracking and hard! But I cannot even imagine not doing it and how much we would have missed out on with the Lord, how much I would have missed out on, so many opportunities to love,share, witness, teach, be taught! Can't wait to bring her home. My heart aches for her to be here.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Update to Process

Adoption Update ------We received our documents back from FBI today and also received our appointments for fingerprints..........and got word that our homestudy was approved........all today! Our hope is 5 months from now we'll be on our way to bring our daughter home.....If anyone out there is going to Addis anytime in next few months and will be visiting Kechene....please let us know. Once we finally get matched our daughter will finally know what we've been up to these last 7 months since we first met her.....and will love to see/hear how she is doing.