Friday, November 1, 2013

The Post We Have Been Waiting to Write

Our court hearing went very quickly and smoothly. We answered a series of questions about our family, community, adoption preparations, and our intention to adopt Yosef and Genet and the judge declared them legally adopted in the eyes of Ethiopian court.

Afterwards, we went to change clothes and went to the transition house to see them. We got to see them in their classroom, had time to color and introduce them to Uno, and stay with them while they ate lunch. Thankfully, we were able to take our first picture together.

Outside the transition home

We have been told that they understand what is happening, but we follow their lead in talking about the process. They asked about when we will see them again and also when we will fly home. Wednesday is going to be hard!

Our day would have been complete if we had all been together. We miss Katie and David and are so thankful for Viber and Face-Time. Thankfully, we get pictures of them having fun! Looking forward to seeing Trick or Treating pictures. 

Carving pumpkins on the patio

Prayers are appreciated for tomorrow as we travel 2 hours to Y & G's orphanage and to spend time in their former town. For many reasons, it will be an emotional day. Clinging to the verse we have chosen for Genet:

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one
who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you."
Deuteronomy 31:6

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So touching and wonderful! A beautiful picture; you look like a family already. Thinking about you all tomorrow and in the days to come.

Rachel Novak