A year ago today, I walked into a remote orphanage in Ethiopia and saw my son for the first time.... He sat starving at only 7 lbs., covered in waste and flies, unable to smile, and in need of a life saving surgery to survive....I painfully left him there and promised I would return for him.....I prayed every day that he would SURVIVE until i could return to bring him home....One YEAR LATER exactly TODAY... He weighed 25 lbs at his Dr. appt this morning, he's a healthy, active post op toddler boy who has NOW been home over 7 months....And, our Cranio Surgeon says he doesn't have to see us back for 1 year!!!! yayyyyyyy!! His surgeries have been a success and we are celebrating here today for this LITTLE MIRACLE that i met one year ago TODAY!!! We love you more than words could ever express Wes Paulos!! I can't imagine my world with out YOU IN IT!!!! You bring me pure happiness each and every day!! Happy 1 year Meetcha Day!! :) And, Happy Monday to you all, kj
I'm a blessed Momma of 6 that's out to share our adoption experience and to encourage others to CARE FOR THE ORPHANS of our world!!
"...once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act."(Proverbs 24:12)
June 19th, 2009- We'll be arriving back home with Lucy Lane in our arms...Super yeah!!!
June 13th, 2009 - We'll be flying out to get our baby girl..yeah!!!
May 26th, 2009 - Received call that WE PASSED COURT..she's ours!!
April 20th, 2009 - Received NEW COURT DATE for May 25th.
March 30th, 2009- Received re-referral for Baby "M".
March 10th, 2009 - Julie, our caseworker, calls and delivers the sad news: We lost our referral. Baby Kalkidan's birth mother came back for her.
March 6th, 2009 - Julie calls and gives us court date of May 13th.
February 16th, 2009 - AGCI receives referral packet at 10 am.
February 13th, 2009 - Finish all paperwork and over night referral packet back to AGCI.
February 12th, 2009 - Receive packet and start small paper chase.
February 11th, 2009 - AGCI overnights referral packet to us.
February 10, 2009 - Received "the call" our referral came for our precious 9 month old baby girl. Yeah!!!
February 5th, 2009- Received email stating we're #2 on the wait list...Which meant we were really #1!
January 6th, 2009 - Received call that we're officially #6 on wait list, but really #3.
December 5th, 2008 - Received call that we're officially #9 but really #6 on the wait list!!
November 7th, 2008 - Received email that we're #13 on the wait list.
October 8th, 2008 - Received email that we're #19 on the wait list.
September 4th, 2008 - Received call that we're #23 on the wait list.
July 25th, 2008 - Received notice that we're #27 on the wait list!!
July 22nd, 2008 - Mailed off our Dossier!!! Yeah!!!
July 12th, 2008 - received final completed copy of homestudy
June 18th, 2008 - Fingerprints were taken.
June 17th, 2008 - received dossier packet
May 29th, 2008 - Phone Conference with AGCI (our adoption agency)
May 27th, 2008 - Had final Home Study where Julie walked through our home and met all our kids.
May 13th, 2008- Had 2nd Home Study appt. with Julie B. and scheduled final meeting at our home.
April 22nd, 2008 - Had first Home Study Appt. with Julie B., our homestudy person.
April 14th, 2008 - We mail application to All God's Children International for an adoption from Ethiopia.
April 2008 - We decide to adopt from Ethiopia.
March 18th, 2008 - My sisters and I have lunch with Tracy and her family and ask lots of ethiopian adoption questions
February 29th, 2008- I email Tracy M. from the Utube video and ask to meet her and Levi sometime.
February 26th, 2008 - Nicole G. sends me Utube Video about local adoption