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To Ethiopia -- Adoption Update

As of yesterday, we are officially under contract with Adoption Avenues Agency (AAA) to adopt through their Ethiopian program.  We are also officially out of our contract with JOH (Taiwan).  I mailed our contract on Saturday at 3p and AAA received it in Portland on Monday.  I was pretty shocked that they received it so quickly.  Now we have to complete our dossier, have our homestudy updated, and file a "change of country" form with Immigration, so you will probably not hear another update for several months.  Oh, and I think we've settled on a baby name.  But I'm going to keep it underwraps for now.  I'm sure the suspense is killing you, right?!  :)  Speaking of names, we also need a new blog (address) name.  Coming soon....


  1. Yey!! That's so exciting!! I can't believe you actually announce you have a name in mind and now are not going to spill! Ohhhhh, so mean. Now, why do you need a new blog name?? Can't you go with all your heart to Ethiopia? I'm thrilled for you new direction! Sarah

  2. YAY!

    Can't wait until things get going!


  3. you're right, i need a new blog ADDRESS not name! i misspoke. :)

  4. You know how tickled and happy I am for you all and thanks for keeping us updated! This could happen kind of quickly, right? I mean once things are in place?
    Okay....yes, its agony now wondering about the name....could you share the first initial and let us all guess?? Pretty please??
    Of course this from the gal that still has to call her son Baby Brother or Little Man...LOL...
    Lisa "has some nerve" C.

  5. Congrats! Excited to follow your journey!

  6. Congratulations! We are on the same path! Looking forward to following your journey!

  7. Congrats! I'll be following your journey.

  8. Can't wait to hear the blog name... and the BABY NAME!!!!

    I am so excited for you all!!


  9. hooray! i am so very exccited! and i was just wondering if you would change your blog address!

  10. woo hoo!!! I can't wait to hear more news


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