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We received our travel dates, and we are set to be at the U.S. Embassy in Addis next Tuesday! Today has been a busy day of booking flights, trying to wrap some things up at work, and doing things like … Continue reading

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at last!

I’ll get right to it: WE GOT OUR CLEARANCE THIS MORNING!!! (Yes, I’m shouting. It’s shout-worthy, don’t you think?) The glorious email arrived at 6:27am, with the subject line saying all we needed to know: “Cleared case.” I still had … Continue reading

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I’ve started to write quite a few blog posts over the past couple of weeks. But I just can’t get through them. My thoughts are everywhere; I swear I currently have the attention span of a two-year-old. Basically, though, most … Continue reading

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dear baby k (8 months)

Dear Baby K, Today you are 8 months old! Did you know that I think about you every day? You are the first thing I think of in the morning and the last thing I think about at night. Often … Continue reading

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a quick update

The Embassy has asked to speak with another person, and that interview has been scheduled for October 1st. We are glad that this path is being pursued, but we are not sure that this person will be able to answer … Continue reading

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uncharted territory

On Thursday we received some bad news from our agency. I’m not going to share the details here, because while I certainly share a great deal about our adoption with family, friends, and others going through the adoption process in … Continue reading

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