1.04.2010

It's Official - We have another daughter

"Great is Your Faithfulness!
Your mercies begin anew each morning!"
Lam 3:23

We passed court today. There was one spot open and they got us in! Woo Hoo! I could not believe it.

Now we can officially introduce you to our daughter, Evangeline Tarikua Kovac.

Our referral picture - Oct 21


November update photos - apparently thriving after being admitted to the orphanage and receiving the care there.



December update pics:




Very short video from Dr Sophia



We have to get fingerprinted for Immigration so I have to leave in about 10 min, but I had to post this. I am so excited, I'm shaking! Thank you, God! We are blessed!

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations mommy and daddy! She is adorable!!!!

    I hope our court date turns out as well and maybe we'll meet up in Ethiopia on our pick up trip.

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  2. Congratulations!!! I am so happy for your family and she is absolutely adorable!! I can't wait to hear more when you have time.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  3. I am SO ridiculously happy for you......she is just stunning!!! Really, really beautiful. What a perfect addition to your family. How old is she again? Did I miss that?

    What does this mean for travel? I CAN. NOT. wait to see her in your ams!!!!

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  4. Have you heard the song "Ma Belle Evangeline" from "The Princess and the Frog" soundtrack? YOU HAVE TO!!! It would be a perfect lullaby for YOUR Evangeline!

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  5. Congrats, congrats, congrats! I was just talking to a friend today about you, she has a friend adopting from Ethiopia and just got her referral, then I check and you have a daughter! What an absolutely beautiful family you have!

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  6. Praise Him - woo hoo! I am just thrilled to see this news and oh my gosh she is just the sweetest, little chubby cheeked little angel! That video is so awesome even though it is just 1 or 2 seconds, at least it shows you her naked and pushing up on her hands. Now get packing and get that baby!

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  7. Congrats!!! Amazing how much she changed between referral and now...she looks SO healthy and happy!!! Hope you get to travel VERY soon!!!

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  8. Oh my heavens, she is just gorgeous! I am SO HAPPY for you Rachel.... this has made my day!

    Cheers & Squeals of Glee :)

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  9. Congratulations!! She is absolutley beautiful. Praying for a quick embassy date.

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  10. What a sweet baby!! She will bring such joy!! Congrats!!1

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  11. Yay! What a WOnDErFUL surprise!! It's looking like a good new year for you guys!
    She's adorable!
    Nicole

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  12. Congrats Rachel! She's so beautiful!

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  13. YAY! Congratulations!!! What a beauty! She looks like she's gaining weight really well. Safe journeys!

    Jenny

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  14. Can you say chunk-o-love? I'm so thankful that with loving care (and obviously loads of food) she looks so very healthy.
    And those lips...oh my I just want to give her smooches. She has lips like Sammy & Markus and believe me, you'll never get sick of kissing them!

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  15. She is absolutely adorable. Congratulations on your new daughter!

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  16. Welcome to the family , Little Evie!
    ya know if you push the play button on the video a hundred times..it really does seem longer.
    Tell Dan that Stacy & I said " he needs to buy the shotgun NOW!"
    ya know...to keep the little boys off the front porch!
    Your gonna need it.

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  17. Here's to 2010 continuing down this path of awesomeness! I am so thrilled for ya'll. I cannot wait to hold the little miss Evangeline!

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  18. How wonderful Rachel! She is so cute! She seems to have received LOTS of love (and food)! I love her cheeks! I know you can't wait to lay your lips right on them! I'll be praying for speedy travel!

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  19. Congratulations! Just look at those chubby cheeks! She is so adorable.

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  20. She is just bursting out of her jammies! She looks fabulous Rachel! They really do good things with our babies at Toukoul! So happy for you and your growing family! Best wishes for a speedy embassy date and a fantastic voyage to meet your new baby girl.
    Jeanne

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  21. Woohoo! What a great day! How excited were the kids?!?!

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  22. Yea, Yea, yea!!!! I am so happy for you...and the pictures!! OH MY, but she is precious!! Thanks you Lord for bringing the court date to pass!! Now for a fast travel date!!

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  23. Congrats! Yahoo! Yippee! Wowser!

    I couldn't be more thrilled for you! I read your post title, and got an explosion of chill bumps.

    She is PRECIOUS! Get those bags packed....and take me with you!

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  24. Happy happy tears of joy here! All of those prayers must have worked and she's all yours now....just as you've already known in your hearts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Big hugs my friends.....it won't be long now!!!

    She takes my breath away ~ and the most recent updates are beyond precious....gosh, they ALL are!! I'm so happy for you!!!

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  25. Congratulations, she is absolutely ADORABLE!!!!

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