The days on the long road of one families Ethiopian Adoption

This blog started out as a way to record the twists, turns, highs and lows in my families journey to adopt siblings from Ethiopia. Now our children are home and we have just finished celebrating our first year as a family.

I'm Kimberly (or Fendesha), an adventurous person who aspires to be a vagabond- but for now- I spend all of my free time travelling and my down time thinking of travelling. I'm a mom of 3 (the oldest being my gorgeous canine companion), a IT project manager, and on occasion I find myself the primary writer of this blog.

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Friday, April 3, 2009

We became parents yesterday!

Well its been about 22 months since we submitted our paper work and officially were placed on the waiting list for our adoption. We are exited to announce to everyone that we are now officially parents! We got word from our adoption agency yesterday that we had "passed court". This means that we are the legal guardians of Habtamu and Debritu. Because we are their parents I'm very happy to include this picture of OUR children and my beautiful bride. There really isn't anything more to add other to say that we are elated and relieved to be through this part. For anyone reading this who hasn't been keeping score, this basically means that we will be told soon (next couple of days) when we are expected to be at the US embassy in Addis Ababa to receive the necessary US immigration paperwork so we can take them home. So, I can not yet say when we will be home with the kiddos, but probably in early May. I'll post more as I get more information. Thank you everyone for your continued support.



kristine said...

Yay!!! Congratulations! Thank you so much for sharing the news and the photo!!! How wonderful for all four of you.

I hope your time in Ethiopia is glorious!

Evelyn said...

This is AWESOME! Congratulations. I LOVE that picture of Kim with the kids. Enjoy Ethiopia!

Mark said...

Awesome! Congratulations to the both of you!!!

Michele C said...


We are sooo happy for you and Denis! How exciting! They are beautiful! We can't wait to meet them :) We'll try to keep our distance when you get home - but it might be tough :) HEE HEE!


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