Ethiopia / Our First Full Day

I had a friend send me a note on facebook. He said the easy part is done; now comes the hard part of parenting. And he’s exactly right. All of the time and effort of getting Taye is not simply a cause to take up, but a child to love and raise, nurturing him in...

Ethiopia | Embassy Appointment

Two nights ago, Alamu, our AAI representative here in Ethiopia, reviewed our embassy documents with us. He gave us the OK and told us that we should not have any issues at all. That night we went to bed feeling like we had nothing to worry about. However, this morning...

Ethiopia / He’s with us!!!

We’re back at the hotel… Tay is sleeping soundly on the couch in the suite. He is absolutely beautiful! He’s a bit shy at first but completely warmed up to us as you’ll see on the flickr page. Since picking him up this afternoon he’s been...

Ethiopia / driving to Ambo

We started driving around 10 this morning, on our way west to Ambo. On our way, we picked up the Kunkeet orphanage director and the social worker associated with our cases. These men are so kind and as excited for us as we are. This is a comfort as we now really know...
Ethiopia | So Close…

Ethiopia | So Close…

Jenna and I are having a great time exploring Addis Ababa. Today we had some of the best coffee I’ve ever tasted… could be because the beans had been roasted not 30 minutes before the barista ground them for the coffee. All of the adoptive families are...

Ethiopia / International Evangelical Church

We had no idea what to expect this morning when our driver, Sammi, picked us up for church. We thought we’d be going to a service at the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, but as we drove up to the building, I knew immidieately that whatever expetations we did have were...

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