Sunday, June 30, 2013

We haven't been posting as much because we've been spending all of our time at the transition home with our little guy.   Nothing else matters very much.  If the paper work goes as expected we will have legal custody on tuesday & will then be able to take him out of the transition home & keep him with us full time.  Until then we are basically just passing time.  Once he is legally ours we have to get a passport, pass a medical exam, and then get a visa to bring him into the US.  This should take 2 or 3 weeks, but who knows.  Little man needs to be home sooner than later, so this is all incredibly frustrating.  Please pray that the paperwork would go quickly so that we can bring our son home. Thanks!


Saturday, June 29, 2013

I thought I would give you an update of what we've been doing in Ethiopia since we got here.  A normal day starts at the guest house it's kind of like a hotel we  have a bedroom, sitting room, a kitchen, and a bathroom.  We only have internet in the lobby so we spend a lot of time there with other families who are adopting also.  They fix us breakfast every morning.  I haven't had much of an appetite so many new sites, sounds, and tastes just kind of throws the system off.  We haven't been sick which is a blessing.  After breakfast we go to the transition home which is where Hamza (that his ET name) we plan to call him Cyrus.  We spend the morning with him go out for lunch then back to the transition home spend more time with Hamza.  Then we head back to guest house, venture out on the street to find supper try to Skype with the kids and then off to bed, to do it all over again.

Friday, June 28, 2013

we didn't pass

So we didn't pass court but the jugde is ready to sign the moment our letter from moyca arrives  the moyca letter is basicly like a letter from cps in the states.  The problem is the next step is embassy  and they only submitt to embassy on wed and because our letter won't arrive until tues there won't be time to do the nessary paperwork needed for embassy submission this week.  So it looking like we won't be submitted to embassy for another 12 days, which at this point feels like an eternity.   So outside of a miracle it looks like we will be here a while.

Thursday, June 27, 2013


We made to ethiopia.  We met Cyrus yesterday. It seemed
very surreal to finally be holding him in my arms. He seems to be laid back.  Though its hard to tell yet.   We have court on fri, that will be thurs while you all in the US sleep.  We would appreciate your prayers that all would go well. After we pass court we can post pictures. Thanks all we'll post more later.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

here we go again!!

If you don't already know we received a referral of a 10 month boy and we are leaveing today to go get him.  We should be in there 2-3 weeks.  We would appreciate your prayers.  We are looking forward to having Cyrus home.